Pros and cons

In our opinion, IT contracting has been a fantastic choice for many of us. The freedom, variety, and financial rewards are unbeatable. However, we understand why some people feel nervous about this change. It’s not for everyone, and the uncertainty can be daunting. So, let’s break it down in simple terms, like a good old pros and cons list.

PROS:

  1. Freedom: As IT contractors, we enjoy flexibility in our work. We pick projects, set our schedules, and often work remotely. No more 9-to-5!
  2. Variety: Different projects mean new challenges. You’ll learn lots of skills quickly and get to work with various companies and technologies.
  3. Money: Contracting often means higher hourly rates compared to full-time positions. More money for you!
  4. Independence: You’re your boss. You decide how you work, where you work, and what tools you use.

CONS:

  1. Uncertainty: The gig economy can be unpredictable. Finding new projects can be a job in itself, and you won’t have job security.
  2. Benefits: No company perks like health insurance, retirement plans, or paid vacations. You’re responsible for these. However, with a budget, these things are covered.
  3. Taxes: Managing your taxes becomes more complex as a contractor. You need to set aside money for this.
  4. Isolation: Working remotely can get lonely. You might miss the office.

So, think it through, weigh the pros and cons, and decide what suits you best. It’s your journey, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.

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