“Which is better – a contract role or a permanent one?”
The lawyer-y answer would be: It depends.
I turned to contracting when the twins arrived, as I found out that I really really loved spending time with them.
Luckily by then, I had a lot of experience and many many projects under my belt – which allowed me to dip my toe into contracting.
Getting work was easy, and came primarily from my network of contacts; there was more than enough demand for an over-spill Project Manager.
I loved contracting because it allowed me to take big chunks of time off to be with the kids. I had so many glorious summers with them; something I could never replace.
It paid well, funding my breaks from work to play with my family.
I also found it easy to turn a group of people into solid teams, so it was never a problem working with new people.
It was perfect for me. So why did I go back to being a “permie”?
I’ve run out of the 1300 char post limit, so you will have to wait for tomorrow for the answer.
And the answer has something to do with music.