I work as a contractor in IT in Toronto, Canada.
Last Friday my employer didn’t renew my contract, so I went home without any severance package.
Should I get depressive? Should I immediately start looking for a job as a full-time employee?
With recession around the corner, is a permanent, full-time job safer than a contractor is?
I don’t think so.
On my last day in that office, I was walking by the main entrance into the building, just to hear a loud voice:
– Hi, George, how are you doing?
The voice came from XYZ, a full time employee that got canned a couple of weeks ago, out of the blue. He was at the security desk, waiting for someone to sign him in. He had to pickup some personal items left behind in the heat of the moment when he was fired.
– Hi, XYZ, I’m OK, but this is my last day in the office. My contract was not renewed.
– Hahaaaa…. I beat you!
– Yep, XYZ. You beat me by 2 weeks!
So what do you think? Are fulltime jobs safer than contracts?
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