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I’m currently FT at an agency I really want out of. I have an opportunity to go freelance for a 3 month contract (with the potential to renew) for a big brand that pays very well + offers benefits. A big part of me wants to go for it knowing that I’ll continue my conversations I’ve been having with other agencies and cross my fingers something works out for a full time gig once my contract is up. The anxious part of me is very nervous about that uncertainty. Cont...

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Make the leap and figure the rest out. Just save money if you can.

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If you don’t make this leap, can I make it for you?

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DM me and let’s chat - I would be happy to pass along your book to the recruiter if it ends up not being the right option for me!

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Has anyone made this leap and regretted it? Better yet - anyone make this leap and been happy about it? I don’t want to be a full time freelancer indefinitely, but it could be a nice out for now until another FT role opens up. Any advice appreciated.

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I say go for it! Try to save money in case things don’t work out but if they don’t renew or convert you, at least there’s unemployment as a back up.

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Nothings ever a guarantee. Just remember you might have a contract, but those are generally at will. Depends on if money matters.

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Full time is somewhat similar now too, no?

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Went freelance a year ago, quit my job a month before Covid hit. Booking has been great. Money has been great. Work/life balance has been great. Idk how I’m going to go back tbh. Maybe I won’t.

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