|Date: ||Fri, 16 Apr 1999 12:36:54 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||RAITHEM <RAITHEM@WESTAT.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||RAITHEM <RAITHEM@WESTAT.COM>|
|Subject: ||(MVS) Re:contract|
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Michelle, Holland posted the following:
>I am wondering if anyone has a copy of a contract that I could modify
>for use with an employer. I used to work full-time for this company and
>now they wish to move to a contract basis. I do not want to work
>without having something in writing since I have had trouble with this
>company following through with promises in the past. Also, what is the
>going rate for contract SAS programmers? I know it can vary depending
>on the skills and tasks required. Most of the work that I do is reading
>in data from different sources, merging them and then selecting
>observations based on selected criteria. Reports are also generated
>based on response to mailings and household information is calculated
>from individuals within a household. Some macro experience is useful,
>but not necessary as well as some SQL. I'm subscribed to the digest
>version, so replying to me personally (as well as the list if you like)
>would be helpful.
Michelle, if you are working for a large company, then I would be stunned and
amazed if their legal department did not have a standard Independent
Consultant's contract. Usually, you can take this "template" contract and work
with them to tailor it to your situation. It is worth looking into.
For _GREAT_ information on Independent Consulting, I would recommend visiting
Janet Ruhl's famous Web site: www.realrates.com. She offers information about
all facets of consulting, including the (real) rates that SAS programmers (and
other programmers) have reported to her. She also market books on computer
consulting. I loved her book "Answers for Computer Contractors"! It might be
worth the cost for somebody just starting out.
Michelle, best of luck in securing a top rate consulting opportunity!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect
those of my organization or my associates.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance."
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends terrific bills. -- Minna Antrim