My role as a contractor for a US firm is about to start on Friday and I also have another local startup company with an offer and don't know which to choose.
The US firm has done background checks, and it's a 9 to 5, M-F, indefinitely. They employ many freelancers and also local developers and appear to be financially solid. The other American startup company is different. I will be making more than the hourly rate the one first firm is paying, and will be working 9-5 M-F but for 3 months. They say that there will be more work after but it's just thin air as much as I hope so, it's not good enough seeing that they are a startup.
What should I do? I'm worried that although the startup company offers more money, it's hard to say whether they will actually follow through and who knows if after a month they will point to funding or not being happy with my work? It's a big risk. a bit more than I will make at the first firm, but this firm is more stable, and it seems like there will always be work but I don't know this 100%.