IC here…So really since last May or so, and moreso since the Fall, i have seen this work “slowdown” or “lull” or “stoppage” or “reduction” that is not given an official name and certainly no official plan of layoffs for IC community.
So now treat I have gone through five stages of grief, and accept my job is a hobby job I may or may not do again in future (no work), I’ve been trying out different ways to explain to prospective employers and family/friends about situation.
What words do you use? Explanations that those not in field will understand?
I think best thing I have found to say is that new agency took over Investigatons (DOD), and my freelance BI services are no longer needed on a regular basis due new model focused on using fed BIs instead. Still hold creds for now, I say, if there is a rare spike in needs for services in my area that feds can’t do. Basically my IC career is a hollowed-out shell and basically in ICU on life support and I am seeing a bright light in distance. And there’s Grandma, and my dead parrot, waiting for me…Hmmm. Guess I don’t say all that re-reading above but that’s how my mind is wrapping around sadness.