Work as a junior web developer for a smallish software company.
The company is currently looking for an agency to design them a new website. We don't have the capacity to do this internally.
Is it appropriate for me to investigate being hired outside work/getting paid overtime to do this project? Obviously, I'd expect to have to bid for the project, and understand that I wouldn't necessarily get the contact.
I also don't want any conflict of interest between my day job and this extra project, alongside no IP violations, and get that people might be worried about my day job suffering as a result of taking on extra work.
I don't have too much industry experience (so perhaps wouldn't get the contract anyway, if I were allowed to bid), so I don't know if this kind of thing happens.
So my questions are:
- Is this kind of thing appropriate?
- If so, do you think it would negatively influence my relationship with the company?
- Is there anything else I should consider?