I’ve technically been self-employed for quite some time now, so I’m not technically changing employers; I still appear to be myself.
I’ll be spending most of my time contracting with a fellow who runs a local IT shop that sells a particular web application to business clients in the area. To customers, this application is great. It performs many, many useful tasks. To a technical person in charge of working with the application, it needs a lot of work! Since I happen to be a technical person, I see my job as making the code tight enough you could bounce a quarter off of it, then getting rich.
Taking the contract means significantly fewer responsibilities and significantly more pay. This is always a good trade!
I’ll be sticking with my current contract for a few weeks still. It’s not in me to leave anyone high and dry, much less someone who’s paid my salary for months. The project has been a success, which is kind of amazing in its own right. I came in on-time and within budget, which apparently one in ten IT projects do.
I can’t even see what the coming week will bring, but I know it will be alright. I haven’t been this excited since Erin was still with me.