Consulting Agreement With Former Employer

And I doubt that most of you who read this advice (or the reader asks for it) will leave the CIO/CTO roles. So I`m not going to focus on that. Understand that what you`re actually doing in the subtext is trying to “correct” your boss`s mental pattern for your potential customers. As an employee, especially pragmatic variety, one basically has no perspective. I mean, of course, you can interview, but all you do there is trade one benefactor for another. The Tom Hagen approach tells your boss that it`s normal to be alone for a while, if necessary. The contractor`s approach establishes you as autonomous, and the consulting approach establishes you as a sought-after expert (or a person with a significant nest egg). Many people have 2 – or 3 jobs – as long as you manage your secondary line and never let it disrupt your daily work, then normally there are no problems. You have to handle the sideline concert a lot more than your main performance. I would say that reasonable prices, is that what a contractor could charge near you? I would say about $100/hour minimum. As for the response time, it should be written in such a way as not to affect your current workload/new job hours/response hours for your new boss.

Maybe you could take projects as a supervisor because you know their infrastructure, but you insist that they hire someone who does the day-to-day work. Part of your plan should be to save enough money to maintain the transition. In every solid business plan, you need cash to cover operating costs – it`s no different. In reality, you are creating a business. If you`re building your business this way — by quiting without another being lined up — you`d better have a considerable financial buffer. One or two years of personal and business expenses saved…

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