Re: The real story - No Rights Employees ("employed for tax purposes")
".... but get paid *far* more than the permies for doing the same job.... so I’m not crying you a river over this."
Every contract I've had I'm not doing the same job as a permie.
And I don't mean "by definition", I mean there were no permies doing a similar job as me.
I have always been contracted to do something specialist, which clients just don't give to permies as they want someone who doesn't need to go on a sabbatical to learn that thing they want. They want someone who already has the skills and experience (and who probably has worked for their competition recently, which permies cannot do of course).