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offer letter questions Feb 05 2006 05:54PM
6c 61 64 79 33 6a 61 6e 65 gmail com (2 replies)
while i have worked on a contract basis before, i recently received my
first offer letter/contract from a sub-contractor and have some concerns
i am hoping some of you more experienced in this area maybe be able to
shed some light on. i have read the syngress book infosec career hacking
which has, what i thought to be, some excellent directives yet, it falls
short for me in this area. as well, i have spoken with a family member
who has many years in a consulting role however, not in the infosec
industry.

concerns include:
- the discussions were of a 1099 arrangement whereas, the offer letter
is for w2.
- the liability clause has my liability at a higher day rate than i
would be earning. is this normal?
- this opportunity involves 80-100% travel yet, there is no mention of
the sub-contractor's responsibility for handling these matters.
- the position is "in the middle of nowhere" and as of yet, there is no
mention of a rental car.
- this sub-contractor has stated that i would have to purchase the first
plane ticket which, sounds fishy, no?
- there will be shared living quarters and i have not shared a living
space with others in over five years. this was not mentioned at all
throughout the discussions until just recently in a passing
conversation.while i do think it could be fun to room with people
(especially security folk) again, this is a real unknown. it could have
a negative impact my performance but, may just as well have a positive
impact upon it.

on the contracts i've been on before, the client had arranged and payed
for airfare, hotel and car rental.

the pros of the opportunity include:
- full time security work as, i am trying to get away from the admin role.
- enterprise class experience which, i have very little of and huge
attraction to the opportunity
- short term with the possibility to extend length or offer
- last and least important for me, the money is good yet, the agreed
upon rate did not factor in the above concerns

while i really hunger for the experience (#1 career incentive for me), i
am uncertain how to address these concerns.

any insight into this matter is greatly appreciated.

[ reply ]
Re: offer letter questions Feb 19 2006 04:39PM
diegoeskryptic highstream net (1 replies)
Re: offer letter questions Feb 25 2006 07:50PM
6c 61 64 79 33 6a 61 6e 65 gmail com
RE: offer letter questions Feb 06 2006 05:45PM
Joe_Wulf (Joe_Wulf yahoo com)


 

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