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    Recently came across this god awful article on contractors and the magic money tree.

    The Slow Death of an IT Contracting Career - Beware


    Dreadful article, couple of things

    - Who works 50 weeks of the year? Contractors need holidays and don't get paid for bank, holidays sick and Christmas more like 47 if you're lucky.

    - Contractors have lean periods factor that over a 5 ears and average becomes 42 weeks a year if your lucky. I've had three months looking for work.

    - Contractors don't get a pension, minimum 4% employer contribution let's knock off another 2 weeks.

    - So 40 weeks on average over 5 years.

    - So looks like £2000 x 40 weeks which is £80K.

    For that you work like a dog, you work hard and long hours, no training, uncertainty, stress. You bring masses of experience, you deliver at pace and if you don't your out simple.

    The equivalent full time job at that level is probably £80k, I've just been offered that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shackattack View Post
    Recently came across this god awful article on contractors and the magic money tree.

    The Slow Death of an IT Contracting Career - Beware


    Dreadful article, couple of things

    - Who works 50 weeks of the year? Contractors need holidays and don't get paid for bank, holidays sick and Christmas more like 47 if you're lucky.

    - Contractors have lean periods factor that over a 5 ears and average becomes 42 weeks a year if your lucky. I've had three months looking for work.

    - Contractors don't get a pension, minimum 4% employer contribution let's knock off another 2 weeks.

    - So 40 weeks on average over 5 years.

    - So looks like £2000 x 40 weeks which is £80K.

    For that you work like a dog, you work hard and long hours, no training, uncertainty, stress. You bring masses of experience, you deliver at pace and if you don't your out simple.

    The equivalent full time job at that level is probably £80k, I've just been offered that.
    £2k a week. Is that all?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    £2k a week. Is that all?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shackattack View Post
    Recently came across this god awful article on contractors and the magic money tree.

    The Slow Death of an IT Contracting Career - Beware


    Dreadful article, couple of things

    - Who works 50 weeks of the year? Contractors need holidays and don't get paid for bank, holidays sick and Christmas more like 47 if you're lucky.

    - Contractors have lean periods factor that over a 5 ears and average becomes 42 weeks a year if your lucky. I've had three months looking for work.

    - Contractors don't get a pension, minimum 4% employer contribution let's knock off another 2 weeks.

    - So 40 weeks on average over 5 years.

    - So looks like £2000 x 40 weeks which is £80K.

    For that you work like a dog, you work hard and long hours, no training, uncertainty, stress. You bring masses of experience, you deliver at pace and if you don't your out simple.

    The equivalent full time job at that level is probably £80k, I've just been offered that.
    Given that the pole choker sector of the labour market is holding up so buoyantly, why all the whining?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shackattack View Post
    Recently came across this god awful article on contractors and the magic money tree.

    The Slow Death of an IT Contracting Career - Beware


    Dreadful article, couple of things

    - Who works 50 weeks of the year? Contractors need holidays and don't get paid for bank, holidays sick and Christmas more like 47 if you're lucky.

    - Contractors have lean periods factor that over a 5 ears and average becomes 42 weeks a year if your lucky. I've had three months looking for work.

    - Contractors don't get a pension, minimum 4% employer contribution let's knock off another 2 weeks.

    - So 40 weeks on average over 5 years.

    - So looks like £2000 x 40 weeks which is £80K.

    For that you work like a dog, you work hard and long hours, no training, uncertainty, stress. You bring masses of experience, you deliver at pace and if you don't your out simple.

    The equivalent full time job at that level is probably £80k, I've just been offered that.
    by that calculation even if 2k a week equals 80k perm you would have worked 40 weeks instead of 52 weeks - That means three month hoiday a year - That has to be worth seomthing surely

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