Pros: set your own schedule, plenty of versatility (never get bored), competitive wage for industry niche
Cons: no advancement potential, no benefits, no set hours, irregular income
There are many firms competing nationwide to serve the networking and IT needs of commercial clients in retail, restaurant and office settings. Contingent Network Services are among the better firms to work with in terms of competitive hourly rates, professionalism and ongoing opportunity to obtain work. Project scope is clearly defined, coordinators are easily reached by phone and the flexibility to accept or reject assignments according to one's availability exists. For someone who wishes to expand their skills, set their own hours or work an additional job on the side, this is ideal work.
This job is one in which the vast majority of field technicians work by phone and email. The nature of the work does not entail benefits, opportunity for advancement, a predictable schedule or income level. Independent contributors are expected to supply their own transportation and tools, and to carry their own workers' compensation (many do not). I am seeking new opportunities, preferably a permanent "in house" IT position, where I can not only receive benefits but opportunities for advancement.