For those keeping tabs; I have been ‘in–between’ jobs for the past few weeks; not really counting.
During this time, I have contacted and been contacted by most of my peers in the local IT industry offering lots of encouragement and even a few leads. I would like to thank them all publicly for their support.
At home, I have spent this break from the rat race to spend time with my wife and two boys and, even thou I have not done anything extraordinary, I haven’t had this must fun and peace and stress free days in ages. I got my family to thank for this.
The last thing I have to figure out is if I want to go the contracting route or seek a full time like before. Each has their pros and cons for me but lines are getting fuzzier all the time. My last employer was a full time but allowed telecommuting. Contracting would allow me to be closer to my family more. Job security I have learned, is not relative to full time or contracting either. Health costs for a family of four, however, is substantial as a contractor. Contracting is usually more interesting as well, both in the tasks involved and variety of them.
I find myself blessed, really, to have both options materialize for me in this case and this, seemingly simple choice has me almost paralyzed. It is a fact that lumbering around the house makes one lazy so I am looking forward to coming to grips and decide soon enough. To everyone who has shown me their support, etc.
Thanks you a lot. We are having a wonderful day today as well…