A whole new set of challenges
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.
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