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Old 02-23-2017, 11:27am   #1
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Default Well...I'm Going Over To The Dark Side

After nearly 30 years of being mostly a contract engineer, I'm going to be going direct at the company I'm at. Along with a generous offer, I get fully paid medical, dental and vision insurance with a $250 per year deductible, six weeks PTO (with two week carryover), 401K with dollar for dollar matching up to 5%, annual 10% bonus and a casual work environment close to my home.

I haven't been a direct employee in over 8 years.

It's one of those deals that I'd be an idiot to say no to, and I'm actually pretty happy that my days of bouncing around are finally done. Time to tell Blue Cross to GSAD!!!!

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i just make mistakes and sawdust in my shop.
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great news, i thought you were moving to cf....thank god!!!!
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That's great benefits. It sounds like you're a very good negotiator too.
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That's great benefits. It sounds like you're a very good negotiator too.
I don't suck as one, but since I was a contractor, they knew about where they needed to be. It was the benefits that really sucked me in. I mean, six weeks paid? I have NO idea WTF I'm gonna do with that.

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great news, i thought you were moving to cf....thank god!!!!
I'd rather buy a condo in Pripyat than share a website with Willis, Geiger and their goon squad.
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Congrats Mike. I gave up the contract stuff years back. Insurance was way too expensive with 2 kids.
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About time you got a real job.
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Congrats Mike.
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are you going to get a hair cut too?

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Old 02-23-2017, 12:50pm   #11
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that sounds great.

Be aware of hours worked though.

Yes, I realize that as a sub-contractor - you did work some long hours. But they were on your schedule, in pink slippers and jammies if you wanted.
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After nearly 30 years of being mostly a contract engineer, I'm going to be going direct at the company I'm at. Along with a generous offer, I get fully paid medical, dental and vision insurance with a $250 per year deductible, six weeks PTO (with two week carryover), 401K with dollar for dollar matching up to 5%, annual 10% bonus and a casual work environment close to my home.

I haven't been a direct employee in over 8 years.

It's one of those deals that I'd be an idiot to say no to, and I'm actually pretty happy that my days of bouncing around are finally done. Time to tell Blue Cross to GSAD!!!!

Won't your pre-existing mental condition preclude you from BC&BS or, because you already use them, it'll be a smooth transition?
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Which Blue Cross do you want to GSAD?
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:56pm   #14
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Congratulations Mike!

Unbelievable benefit package. Trust me, you'll figure out what to do with 6 weeks of vacation.
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About time you got a real job.
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Yes, I realize that as a sub-contractor - you did work some long hours. But they were on your schedule, in pink slippers and jammies if you wanted.
I dunno what kind of work you think I did, but through most of my contracting days, I averaged 60hours per week at the clients site.

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Won't your pre-existing mental condition preclude you from BC&BS or, because you already use them, it'll be a smooth transition?
If you knew the people I worked with, you'd know why my pre-existing mental condition was one of the reasons I was hired.

Seriously...I'm going from BCBS which I think sucks to United Health Care. Everyone here at work says they're happy with them.

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BCBS Texas.
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:09pm   #16
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Congrats!

BTW, Pripyat is an interesting place to visit but I wouldn't buy a condo there either.
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Whew, for a second I thought you were going to say you bought a Mustang or something.
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After 25 years as a direct hire when that company closed I was contract 4 years. I have been back to direct hire for the last 8 years. I prefer direct hire because you get benefits than when you are a contract employee.
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Good for you.
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Whew, for a second I thought you were going to say you bought a Mustang or something.
I like the new Mustangs. Not more than my SRT but still...
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