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Do freelancers do better in recessions? (Possibly as backfill for all the layoffs.) Anyone still here who survived the last one around ‘08?

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2009-2015 was amazing. My inbox/phone was bombarded with gig offers, been absolute trash since 2016.

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I survived 08 by landing in a freelance role that went permalance. I hung on as tight as I could, even though my CW and I hated each other. The agency was taking severe advantage of people. There was a CW there freelancing for 400 a day. It was tough out there. Not a great time to be a freelancer

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Heard things got bone dry for awhile

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