Re: Telecommuting

Subject: Re: Telecommuting
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 11:37:38 -0700

Quoting David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>:

> Meanwhile, we are daily seeing the erosion--sometimes, the
> elimination--of pension benefits throughout industry. Therefore, there
> is increasingly less difference between "permanent" employees and
> contractors.

When permanent employees ask me how I can endure the tension of contracting, I
tell them, "The only difference between your employment conditions and mine is
that I know when my employment is going to end."

Usually, they take a moment to get the implication - and then they grin ruefully.

The fact is, contractors often have more specific protection than full-time
employees, whether they're off-shore or not. The contract often specfies terms
and conditions that aren't in the standard employee's contract, especially in a
smaller company.

Bruce Byfield


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