Why It's Good to Be a Contract Employee

The other day, a friend who's halfway through a year-long contract as a technical editor said what today's temporary workforce is never supposed to say aloud: "My boss keeps telling me she wants to bring me on permanently, but I'm not so sure I want that. It's funny how everybody assumes that's my goal." Sure, my friend is thankful to have a decent-paying job this year, especially in the wake of her big, fat, soul-sucking layoff in 2008. But after a couple years of cobbling together a paycheck...Full Story
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