So, tell me about contracting...
I've found a job I like the sound of, and that I think I'd be suited to, but it is a contract role, which I've never done before..
its a 12 month contract through an agency with a large IT company
I'm aware of the following..
No Annual leave
No Sick Leave
Hourly rate is inclusive of super (which I've assumed means hourly rate/1.09 = gross pay)
"12 months" means "up to 12 months, we might not need/want you after 3 months"
what else is there to worry/think about? The pay rate looks like it would be enough to compensate for no annual/sick leave (ie. I've worked it out and assumed I only work 44 weeks a year to allow for ~2 weeks worth of NSW public holidays that I won't get paid, and 5 weeks worth of holiday/sick leave for myself and I'd still be quite happy)
Also, I've got holidays booked for pretty much all of Feburary at the moment - how likely is it that they'd tell me to get fucked on that basis - or worse still, that they would decide to fire me while I was gone?
how often do 12 month contracts get reduced? (ie. "We're not going ahead with this project, we don't need you" etc.)?
Would I have to submit a timesheet under this arrangement usually, or would they assume I worked a 40 hour week unless I told them otherwise?
all advice appreciated...
I've not mentioned the company name as even if I don't go for this one, it is likely any job I do go for will be under similar arangements, so I'm keen to hear it all... but in saying that, are there any organisations to avoid like the plague?
Originally Posted by myshortyboomba