Part-time Permanment vs. Full-time Contract
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    Default Part-time Permanment vs. Full-time Contract

    So here's the situation (heheh...just made my self think of Jersey Shore):

    I am currently employed full-time in a contract position with no benefits that has no possibility of renewal and will end in September.

    There is a job posting for an organization I used to work for doing the job I used to do, but on a permanent part-time basis (hourly rate is higher than the hourly rate for the full-time gig I have right now, and I think there are basic benefits attached). I have not applied yet but am going to, and stand a pretty decent chance of getting it.

    It would give me time to a) pick up another part-time jobor b) work on my consulting business, which right now is dormant.

    On the down side, it is part-time and likely to stay that way for a while, and it would mean not as much moeny coming in initially, at least until I could supplement it with other income.

    Any thoughts, advice, etc. would be greatly appreciated.


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    If it was me, I'd do the permanent part time with benefits and see if there is another PT job elsewhere that could supplement.

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    If it was me I would stay with the full-time because September is a long way off and something else full-time might come up before then. But it depends on which job you prefer, and whether or not you would like to be working on the consulting business.

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    It's a wash for me, unless one of them is going to provide benefits like insurance, profit sharing, retirement matching, etc. Do you need the benefits? If so, keep looking for a full time job, even if you switch jobs in the meantime.

    I'd stick with the full-time job for now if you are enjoying it, as finding a 2nd part-time supplementary job in this economy is easier said than done, at least around here.

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