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Old 10th July 2018, 10:30 AM   #16
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Contracting isn't for everyone. You get abused and treated subpar compared to the actual employees.

I'm trying to get out of contracting too after doing it 2 years. Now, the direct hire opportunities don't seem to be interested in me because I been a contractor so long. It makes me look bad to them.

Contracting is a hole that I may never climb out of.
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Old 10th July 2018, 11:12 AM   #17
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Contracting isn't for everyone. You get abused and treated subpar compared to the actual employees.

I'm trying to get out of contracting too after doing it 2 years. Now, the direct hire opportunities don't seem to be interested in me because I been a contractor so long. It makes me look bad to them.

Contracting is a hole that I may never climb out of.

It's a tradeoff, different strokes for different folks. I love contracting because I set my own hours, rates and work schedule (and that of my team's), I can take as much leave as I want (albeit unpaid), and I am not bound to any employee requirements. Works well for us because due to the nature of the SO's job, flexibility is more important in mine than paid time off. I wouldn't want to go back to traditional employment.


The OP seems to want the best of both worlds - to set his/her own schedule and jump ship as he/she likes, while still having paid time off. Generally, cakes can't be eaten while still existing.
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