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Are agencies moving more to a freelance-based model? Most of my friends who are creatives now freelance.

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Even if you're full time, you're still pretty much a freelancer. You'll get fired / laid off as easy as the next guy. The difference: I'm getting PAID for all those 12 hour work days.

On the flip side, what happens when you’re so sick you can’t work? Or your kid is sick and your need to stay home and watch them? Or you need to fly out of town on a whim for a family emergency? Full time employees are paid for these emergency days while freelancers have to make tough choices. I’m not saying one scenario is fully better than the other. As I often consider full time freelance. But you can’t talk about the fact that freelancers get paid for every hour/day they work without also reiterating some of the significant benefits when you are salaried (especially when you have a family).

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