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<<Hi all, newbie here:) My question is, which do you prefer - contracting or accepting a full-time position? I know it's a general question, depending on the individual and on many different factors. But I'm in a situation where the consulting firm I worked for 3 years laid me off in Nov 2002, then hired me as a contractor in Jan 2003, and I've been working for them as a contractor ever since (with a few weeks of downtime since). They've asked me to consider coming back full-time. >>

Do you have other clients, or do you spend all your time working for your ex employer? If you are spending most or all your time with your ex, I'd say go back to work as an employee.

If you have other clients and are willing to seek out and obtain other work, keep your skills updated and really be an independent consultent, there is a lot to be said for really being independent, if you like that responsibility. If you don't or don't do it well, be an employee.

Seattle Pioneer
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