Thursday, July 30, 2015

This gig is a bizarre mix of shitty and not bad

Under normal circumstances, in a world where most jobs in the industry right now are only offering 40 hours a week, I would be happy to take one that pays more than 20 percent more per hour. Of course, I'd be happier if the job were going to last more than two or three days.

Picked up a gig yesterday that started today (not until nearly 2 pm, alas) and probably will be done Monday, certainly no later than Tuesday. That's the bad news. The good news is it is direct hire at a law firm I like, with no agency involvement, so much of the usual bullshit is not present, and it pays much better. Which brings us back to the whole shitty/not bad mix. We are capped at 40 hours a week. Which is bad. But we are paid at a much higher rate, which is good. But we'll be done well before we reach 40 hours. Can't win, right?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how anyone can survive in such an industry. I would be completely stressed out, all the time.