Podcast #330 – Mike McNatt Explains How He Stays Employed in Tech by Contracting
On this episode, I communicate with Mike McNatt, a check and compliance engineer who continues to work contract jobs nicely into his 70s. He was launched to me because the man who has acquired this gig work down and that’s not working for Uber. It is a rebroadcast of top-of-the-line episodes of 2022.
You might be asking why I’m doing a rebroadcast right now. As my long-time listeners know I reside in Ajijic Mexico simply south of Guadalajara. My spouse and I’ve some main choices to make within the coming weeks. My spouse must have what I hope might be non-invasive coronary heart surgical procedure. I might be placing my deal with whether or not my spouse has the surgical procedure carried out in Mexico the place we have now no insurance coverage however coping with healthcare is far simpler or can we return to the US the place we’re lined by Medicare however we should take care of the US healthcare system.
Simply to be clear, my spouse feels wonderful and has not been informed to cut back her degree of exercise. This got here as an entire shock, and we really feel blessed to be coping with healthcare right here in Mexico. Making the suitable appointments with world-class medical specialists could be executed in days and never weeks or months.
That’s the place my focus might be within the coming weeks and never producing content material for this podcast.
Again to the introduction of the episode.
My good buddy, Marti Konstant, who’s a office futurist and profession coach, mentioned I wanted to have Mike on this podcast. Mike has labored contract engineering jobs and has developed a technique to remain absolutely employed.
Mike is an engineer who was interviewed for Forbes referred to as, Working In Tech At Any Age–This Engineer Tells You How. He additionally produced a number of LinkedIn posts on his methods which I’ll embrace within the present notes.
Again within the Eighties, once I labored for IBM, I helped lead a mechanical design help group. Our inside prospects employed quite a lot of contract engineers for 12-to-24-month contracts. What I discovered was they’d work a contract, then take just a few months off after which discover the subsequent. They have been utterly comfy with this way of life.
Right here we’re 30-40 years later, and it is a new manner of working. Mike has grow to be comfy with this, and I need you to take heed to his story.
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