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Author Topic: Jumping Back In  (Read 589 times)


  • Guest
Jumping Back In
« on: August 16, 2005, 07:17:13 pm »
After 4 years as an FTE, I am finally making the move back into contracting. I will be starting at a large bank in the Chicago Loop in three weeks.

Although my FTE company was good to me and was a safe port in the dotcom storm, I am really glad to be taking control of my career again. This gig is supposed to be mega-long-term, 2+ years. The bank is huge and they have a number of contractors that have been there for 3-5 years.

Wish me luck!

John Masterson

  • Guest
Re: Jumping Back In
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2005, 08:21:58 pm »
Best of luck, Kevin!

--- JM


  • Guest
Re: Jumping Back In
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2005, 12:25:07 am »
Mucho luck, mate.  Now go boldly bill like no man has billed before.


  • Wise Sage
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Re: Jumping Back In
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2005, 07:58:29 am »
Good for you RA!!! Bill bill bill, gigs are here. You read about all this h1b stuff about raising the limit etc because there is not enough "experienced" people.

 If anything the 01-03 downturn weeded out a lot of the posers and people who did not belong in this field in the first place. The corps are in need of "good"  people. This is an opportune time for those experienced hired guns or folks who were unemployed or underemployed but RE-TOOLED during these years. There is a need for security folks, developers(not commoditized code monkeys) networking, PM, wireless, sans, storage etc. in small and large corps. Just get out there and find those opportunities.

bill bill bill it's out there folks, even if it takes 6 months to find the next gig, learn learn and find those opportunities.

good luck on the long gig. One note about banks, as having giged for some for a couple of years, just be prepared for the politics and have a good cya system in place for yourself.
Also, make sure the gig was not a professional day. Banks love that one.

gigs galore bill bill bill  

Dennis Nedry

  • Guest
Re: Jumping Back In
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005, 11:41:17 am »
Good luck to you!

I worked at a bank downtown I'll call it "NT" now on Canal, well when I was there it was across from the Sears Tower.  A good operation, and I was sorry when that gig ended.

Hope it goes well for you.


  • Guest
Re: Jumping Back In
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2005, 03:17:24 am »
Hi Jim,

That's the place. Huge operation. You are the second ex that told be they would go back in a heartbeat.