Permie or Bye, what would you do? Permie or Bye, what would you do?

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  • Take the permie offer in current market

    9 21.43%
  • I'm a hard core contractor with a 6 year warchest

    15 35.71%
  • Negotiate a rate increase cos I am indispensible

    10 23.81%
  • Ask AnyW's Mum for advice.

    8 19.05%
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    Default Permie or Bye, what would you do?

    I know this is very personal decision and depends on a whole raft of circumstances.

    Looks like this is likely to be the case for me shortly.
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    I think I'd sooner live under a bridge than work for someone else.
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    Do you enjoy the work?

    Is the pay package good or a joke compared to your contract income?

    Is it local or are you willing to relocate (commuting is time consuming and costly as a permie)?

    Can you learn some new skills and get some paid for training and certification?

    Do you actually enjoy the freedom, lifestyle and variety of contract work even though there may be bench time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Do you enjoy the work?

    Is the pay package good or a joke compared to your contract income?

    Is it local or are you willing to relocate (commuting is time consuming and costly as a permie)?

    Can you learn some new skills and get some paid for training and certification?

    Do you actually enjoy the freedom, lifestyle and variety of contract work even though there may be bench time?
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    Like somebody used to say in their footer:

    "Permies earn more than benched Contractors".

    Trust me....it's a good time to find a safe haven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
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    Or house prices!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimberleyChris View Post
    Like somebody used to say in their footer:

    "Permies earn more than benched Contractors".

    Trust me....it's a good time to find a safe haven.
    There are other options where you can still be self employed and I'd investigate those before permiedoom.
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    It wouldn't be a flat 'No' but there would have to be a pretty good package and prospects (training, progression, etc) for the idea to be entertained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    There are other options where you can still be self employed and I'd investigate those before permiedoom.
    True,
    It depends on the state of the industry that you work in.

    In mine - engineering - getting from the cradle to the grave at the moment feels like crossing a wide river by standing on crocodiles.

    Give me permie at the moment, you are not then sat right next to the door when the axe man cometh, as he will.

    When things pick up again, you can always strike out as a Contractor. Go for safe now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrag Meister View Post
    I know this is very personal decision and depends on a whole raft of circumstances.

    Looks like this is likely to be the case for me shortly.
    Jump to permie if it's good enough.

    If(like me) you wanted to move. I went cynically perm with a 6 figure salary(with bonus) so I could borrow shed loads from the bank. All I needed was 3 months worth of wage slips as opposed to 3 years worth of accounts(and the twunts take your gross salary). Landed up doing two years before contracting again for the last 2.5.
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