Being a contractor means you are part of a package. Contracting firms bid on positions and present candidates as part of the bid. In my case, I started as a contractor/librarian at the end of June, serving the NOAA PIFSC as an employee of Lynker Technologies, LLC. I filled the position of the outgoing librarian and served the contract to the end – which was today. It was a part-time position. I have no complaints about working with Lynker, but they didn't win the contract for the new full-time librarian/archivist position that begins tomorrow.
Tomorrow, I will begin my first day as an employee for an entirely new company: SMRC.
I can't really write too much else about it. The one thing I can say is I certainly learned a lot and think I will be better-prepared for future negotiations. The entire process was a good learning experience.
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