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    Contract or Perm...

    Just finished a contract on Friday that lasted 4.5 years with various extensions but putting in the hours.
    Probably not taken enough breaks during this time and with coronavirus on top, I woke up this
    morning feeling like I should be doing something but for once in a long time - I don't have to actually
    do anything! However, the question is, I've been offered a perm role and a contract role. I like them both equally
    but I'm inclined to accept the perm role as there is going to be a bloodbath from now until April 5th.
    I've seen a couple of people on this forum do exactly this - so how has it been? Have you adjusted to empire building,
    politics, pointless meetings etc, or has it been fairly painless?

    #2
    Noooooooooooooooo

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      #3
      Watch this film and then ask yourself again.



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        #4
        Originally posted by gnarledcontractor View Post
        Just finished a contract on Friday that lasted 4.5 years with various extensions but putting in the hours.
        Probably not taken enough breaks during this time and with coronavirus on top, I woke up this
        morning feeling like I should be doing something but for once in a long time - I don't have to actually
        do anything! However, the question is, I've been offered a perm role and a contract role. I like them both equally
        but I'm inclined to accept the perm role as there is going to be a bloodbath from now until April 5th.
        I've seen a couple of people on this forum do exactly this - so how has it been? Have you adjusted to empire building,
        politics, pointless meetings etc, or has it been fairly painless?
        Forget about contracting and get your hair permed.
        "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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          #5
          Dane Cook is the absolute worst.

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            #6
            You should do some self exploration until you figure out what works for you and what doesn't.

            There are some places that are ok, some that aren't. Some could offer a decent experience in a team where you could grow and make a success of it. Other places could feel like a prison and you'd contemplate blowing your brains out every single day.

            Focus on the things that truly matter for you and where you see yourself next... whether is in the management seat, mastering being the perfect corporate stooge or on top of Jessica Simpson.
            It's only you that knows the answer.

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              #7
              Plan C is looming large, let's leave it at that.
              The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

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                #8
                I don't know if perm is anymore secure than contracts are right now. The businesses this hasn't hit hard yet will be hit hard in next 6-18 months, the cuts are starting.
                Not sure what you do but if it's anything in IT it's always one of the first areas to get cut and of course new hires are the first to go. Sure contractors will get the boot but so will tons of permie staff.
                My wife's work just cut more than half (40+) of their IT department.

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                  #9
                  Pffffft.

                  I'm turning down permie and contract work daily. You need the skillz.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by LondonManc View Post
                    Plan C is looming large, let's leave it at that.
                    Right... You were one of the contributors I was alluding to before - and the one I was hoping would respond.
                    I think you moved to perm - and IIRC that it was a good decision. Is that still the case?

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