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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)
Re: offer letter questions Feb 19 2006 04:39PM
diegoeskryptic highstream net (1 replies)
hello sir.

Im a newbie to security management and I watch the list stricly for learning
purposes. I was just wondering how did you respond to the job offer. Could
you please share your lessons learned, please? Thanks
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Subject: offer letter questions

> 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 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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