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Treating an employee's duration like a contract is a terrible idea. It puts into the employer's head that the employee is just a temporary expense, which starts begging the question - just how temporary can I make this employee?

Have you considered that most companies--especially in tech--already are doing that?

They'd be stupid not to.

Yes, I'm certain I've worked for more than one employer who felt that way. And I've considered contract employees that way. It's what inspired me to write my comment.

Of course, since I am again a contractor, I'm getting some perspective about my feelings while at my previous employer.


What point?

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