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    If it wasn't for friends I wouldn't have had half as many long term gigs. Using your network to find work is not cheating

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb31 View Post
    8) I want to be a contractor so I can take part in this forum
    This forum is actually for ex-contractors. However you're making the first important step.
    "Don't part with your illusions; when they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live" Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
    This forum is actually for ex-contractors. However you're making the first important step.
    Speak for yourself, quitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Speak for yourself, quitter
    So you're still contracting?

    Not for long...
    "Don't part with your illusions; when they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live" Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
    This forum is actually for ex-contractors. However you're making the first important step.
    Ex-contractor here, sitting the great storm of 2019/2020 out but happy to set sail again should the waters calm.

    In my own opinion the only only thing standing between many contractors and multi month long layoffs is blind luck.

    I know of several happily sat in 2-3 year long contracts, permiecontractors who have no clue how bad it is out there.

    If you are in a niche market with plenty of insider contacts it still might be worth a punt but anything other than that and chucking in a well paying permie job for contracting is an act of insanity.

    I remember 9/11 and 2008 and they were mere blips compared to this.

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    The other issue with project management is that more and more companies are going with agile methodologies and you need to be a proven scrum master or product owner rather than a project manager these days.
    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetterBox View Post
    Don't run towards the fire.
    Thank you. Very comprehensive. And helpful

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    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJohn View Post
    As you are concerned about rate why would you be looking at PSO gigs which pay less especially when you’ve been a PM for 10 years?
    There's a lot of competition out there and I thought PSO might be easier to break into

    Thanks

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