I’ve just scheduled two new podcast recording sessions! These are live, half hour sessions – you can join in listen, or share comments. Here’s what we’ll be talking about….
Employee Agreements and Contracts for DBAs and Devs: Anti-patterns
Fri, Aug 10, 4PM PDT
When you take a new job in IT, within the paperwork there often lurks an employee agreement: a contract between you and your employer. In this half-hour live episode we’ll talk about why these contracts exist, and multiple anti-patterns you should avoid.
This is the first of a two part series. In the following episode, we’ll talk best practices for understanding and negotiating the contract.
Employee Agreements and Contracts for DBAs and Devs: Best Practices
Fri, Aug 17, 4PM PDT
So you’ve got an employee agreement in front of you: now what? In this half-hour live episode, we’ll talk about practical steps you should take to make sure that you understand the terms of your contract, and how to potentially negotiate the terms.
A note on the timing
I know that 4PM on Fridays isn’t great for a lot of folks. But for me, I think it may be a great time to settle down with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and reflect on a topic at the end of the week. I’m going to test out recording two episodes in this new time slot and see how it goes.
I recently came across a series of tweets by Stephanie Hulburt, and realized: employee agreements are something I have experience with, from both sides of the table! I’m looking forward to sharing what I know to hopefully make this process easier to navigate for others.
Thinking back on the week. A dev was angry at us for wanting to negotiate contract terms. Biz person was fine, dev was mad. I realized he has cognitive dissonance between probably never negotiating his employment contract terms & us wanting to do it with just a limited contract.
— Stephanie Hurlburt (@sehurlburt) July 21, 2018