My Software Consulting Gets Kicked Off This Week Thanks To TEKsystems

by October 3, 2011 07:35 AM

This week I start my first gig as a software consultant thanks to Megan Coger with TEKsystems. I'll be working with TD Williamson for approximately a month. Couldn't have asked for a better start. They're located in Tulsa, but I'll be working 100% remote and they were fine with my working a slightly shorter day - a six hour day working 9-3. That rocks!!

The interesting thing about this is what it took last week to set this up. You might recall that I started a business called Iroh Services. Originally, I had just created the LLC and was just going to leave it at that which would have made it a disregarded entity in the IRS's eyes and I would have simply been a sole proprietor. In order to work with TEK though, I needed to be a W-2 employee - either of theirs or of my company. So the scramble began! I talked with a lawyer and my accountant and eventually got everything going and all the paperwork done. So now I, Rob Tennyson, am an employee of a company called Iroh Services, which I also happen to own. It turns out both the lawyer and the accountant like it better this way anyway because the delineation between me the person and my company is much more solid now.

As things were being printed, signed, scanned, and emailed back and forth, I remember saying at one point, "I never realized how fun this working-for-myself-thing would be!" :) Truth be told though, it was kind of fun. It feels completely different doing admin crap like that when you know exactly how important it is. This is compared to the admin crap I used to do where I just knew it was a worthless waste of my time.

All in all, I'm really looking forward to getting started. I love zen-like days of pumping out code and I think that's exactly what this contract is going to be.

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