Tue, 08 May 2012 13:07:55 GMT | By Kerry Gold, MSN Money
Got what it takes to be a contract worker?

A whole new set of challenges

Shaking hands (© istock.com)
  • Shaking hands (© istock.com)
  • Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on books next to a blackboard with retirement savings message. Sharp focus on the piggy bank with blackboard slightly blurred (© David Franklin / istock.com)
  • A worker is punching his time card with the automatic clock. (© Alexey Stiop / istock.com)
  • Close-up of face of a young businessman on the background of people (© istock.com)
  • Young blonde female blowing her nose (© Margarita Borodina / istock.com)
  • Group of successful businesspeople sitting and eating. They are on a lunch break. The focus is on the Caucasian woman turning towards the camera. (© istock.com)
  • Business people shake hands (© istock.com)
  • Man sits unhappily at desk in office. (© istock.com)
istock.comShow Thumbnails
Previous1 of 9Next
Share this Gallery

Contract workers are found in every industry. They exist in journalism, television, film, advertising, marketing, publishing, government jobs, software development, website design, engineering, project management, manufacturing, human resources -- you name it. The era of the job for life with a cushiony pension is over for many Canadians. Today, contract work poses a whole new set of challenges for workers, alongside the obvious benefits of not having to punch a clock or work under a demanding boss.

Here is a list of some of the things you should consider before making the jump from permanent position to the growing ranks of temporary contract workers.

Image Search for A whole new set of challenges on Bing
Previous 1 of 1 Next
See more results results by

Money videos

Have your say

Is it important to own a house?

Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results

  1. 76 %
    1. Yes, owning a home is an investment that will pay off.
    10,005 votes
    9 %
    2. No, I'd rather save my money and rent.
    1,190 votes
    11 %
    3. No, I can't afford to buy a home.
    1,394 votes
    4 %
    4. I don't know.
    588 votes

Total Responses: 13,177
Not scientifically valid. Results are updated every minute.

Recently recommended stories