Wednesday, September 17, 2014
It's been 9 months since the last client ditched us. Although, we exceeded their benchmark expectations, they just didn't have the money for extended work. My team of 4 all were released, since there was no other work for that client or other clients. I was 'given' to a new client as a freebie, with the intention of leading a new team, after a trial period. The technology is much more stable as is the client; however, I questioned the longevity of our contract, as it's been renewed on a month-to-month basis. My team consists of myself and one other, as a third was the odd-man out. Now the client is entertaining the idea of my company bringing in 4-6 more consultants to start handling what we call 'core services', which pretty much means on-call duty and handling incidents and small requests, etc. At least that appears promising ... last I heard, 2 of the 4 guys released earlier in the year are still looking, while the other 2 have found work elsewhere. If I get extended to the end of the year, then we may get a longer term committment up to 3 years for the larger team. We'll see.