Independent contractor here - every year the firm for which I subcontract has an "Annual Planning meeting" at the owner's luxury apartment ( we have an office but this gets us away from the client work).
October 20,2022 at 1:54PM UTC
The meeting is facilitated by one man - who gets paid a monthly stipend - isnt in the trenches! After the meeting, he "orders in" an early dinner from a well established restaurant. He sent an email asking who wants to be included in the dinner (at the luxury apartment) (5:30 EST). After dinner, there is the usual continual drinking, he tells the same stories every year that we are supposed to laugh at for which I do not want to participate in. My question... After the early dinner, I want to head home ( I have a 1 1/2 hour commute) .Looking for your words of wisdom on what I should say when I leave as I know the rest of the team (we are only 6 ) will remain - PS I am the key contractor who brings in a ton of revenue and I know my value. so I dont have to impress anyone! Thank you!
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