I've little sympathy for permies
I've met so many that get paid a fairly reasonable wage for just turning up and sitting at a desk.
As a contractor, more often than not brought in to do they work they either should have done, or have loused up so badly it needs redoing, I'm paid only because the work gets done.
"It's not cricket, lads."
Ask yourself this, if it's such an easy life, what's stopping you becoming an over-paid contractor yourself?