I'm going to leave my current job as a part time IT Assistant/Web developer soon and move to another state. When I resign, I want to bring up the possibility of continuing employment working remotely either as an independent contractor or a regular employee. Though I've never worked as a contractor before, I'm the co-owner of my father's company, so I wouldn't have to go through the process of creating my own in order to be a contractor.
My question is, which option would not get me a "no goodbye" right away as a response? Which option would an employer be more receptive to? Should I even bring up the contracting suggestion without a contract to show them? Or should I simply ask to continue my current responsibilities remotely as a regular employee? There is no policy for remote work in my employee handbook but there is also no immediate person who could continue my job so I feel they would be more inclined to consider remote work.
I've never done this before and it's a lot of variables that I don't know how to best utilize.