Episode 12 – Contract Work (part 1)

This episode’s question:

I was looking into doing some contract work recently and I found the process a bit strange. After filling out a questionnaire and two meetings at restaurants, I was given a “homework” assignment. The assignment itself was basically a mini project in the platform I would be working on, but after spending 10 hours on it and only being halfway through, I realized that I didn’t really want to take on this extra work because it paid hourly slightly less than what I made at my full time job and I was struggling to keep up with my personal responsibilities, so it just didn’t feel worth it.

So I have a few questions. Is it common (or even feasible) to do contract work on top of a full time job? How many hours should one reasonably expect to be able to work without affecting their full time job? What is the hiring process for contract work normally like?

Interesting Notes:

  • Number of hours in a week, 168 (not 140 or 3000 Jer)
  • “Ephemeral” (not “efurmurmurmur” Dawn)
  • Go and see Dawn speak at ThatConference in Wisconsin

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