@ Permie whinge-bags
*I think someone just got pwned ;)
I'm a PERMIE and always have been, yes, so stfu before you start lol!
I prefer being a permie at the minute, due to my circumstances and the old economy issue, however I don't think contractors deserve the bashing they get - its all jealousy!
. If a contractor is crap and still paid "all that money" - then the boss failed and is wasting the companies money.
(And when they do fire the contractor, its cheaper than firing a Permie - see below)
. "all that money" may seem alot, but the company doesnt pay sick pay, redundancy, holiday pay, training costs (in the traditional sense) and other costs. It actually works out cheaper most of the time, especially when the contractor is on a 3/6 month contract and stays less than a year.
If they want to save costs, they can sack one with like a weeks notice - the contractor gets nothing.
Permies, as you know, are the opposite. A company spends alot of money to hire, keep and fire a permie, so deal with it.
Paris, cos she knows all about earning her keep