I don’t mesh well with full-time employment. Be it onsite with someone or on contract still working from home. While I have a few ideas about exactly why I had not looked at it from [this perspective][cook] before.
> There are a lot of companies that want short-order cooks, they want implementers and builders to march to a specific beat and stay in line. In fact, I’d say most companies want that, large and small.
I’ve found that working directly with clients lets me have input on the final product. When I’ve been on full-time contract or employed in-house, I’ve had way less input.
That may not be the only reason I don’t do well with full-time employment, but it’s certainly a contributing factor.
[cook]: http://www.nczonline.net/blog/2012/06/12/the-care-and-feeding-of-software-engineers-or-why-engineers-are-grumpy/ “The Care and Feeding of Software Engineers or Why Engineers are Grumpy”