Hey, career gals (and guys!) - When I'm not on tPF I'm hard at work in IT Project Management and business analysis, slavin' away over a hot keyboard to keep a roof over my head, food on the table and an ever growing collection of bags in my closets! Has anyone gone from full-time to contract work in their same field? Got any stories to share, good, bad or ugly? I'm considering cutting the cord of full-time permanent employment and going "freelance," joining a staffing agency that would put me on 3-6 month project and then send me elsewhere when the assignment ends. Pros: - get away from current company (7 years, great run but stagnating at present) - 60% greater pay - new challenges/opportunities - I'm good at what I do...and my skills are portable Cons: - higher tax bracket - no guarantee of new work when the current work ends (meaning, pay could be phenomenal but sporadic) - have to find benefits and investing/savings options on my own (no biggy here, but just different) - anything else? I had an interview today that went well, spookily well. And I have a follow up one tomorrow! OMG. Please cross your fingers for me!!