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If you don't have work you don't pay the contractor. You still pay employees.

Depending on the work this can be good or bad.

When you have employees you also get flexibility in scheduling them. A contractor is expected to have other jobs and sometimes cannot get to your critical need right now.

A contractor can sometimes give you a better deal because of those other customers who are willing to pay extra for last minute service.




> If you don't have work you don't pay the contractor. You still pay employees.

It's funny, though; a week or so ago I saw an article posted here by someone who was paid over $20k for a static web page that took him less than a day to build. After he showed up for his first day of work, he went on a 7-week odyssey doing basically nothing because the people who owed him designs and assets weren't ready yet.




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