Question for the group. Is it worth leaving a permanent job for a one year contract. With significant salary increase but worse benefits?

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How much increase are we talking? I think it would have to be pretty significant for me to take it. I prefer something more stable.

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It depends, I left a job for a risky 6 month contract that ended up being extended. The contract was 3x my pay and was a significantly better title/role and experience. It completely changed my career trajectory. Was able to parlay that into the next role although it was pretty scary when the contract was up.

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Contractors get more base pay due to the fact that 1099 employees dont get benefits. Those costs are all factored in. ie I would only jump to a contractor gig if my pay was being bumped up by no less than 25-30%.

I think it would depend on how much the significant salary increase was for me. But as long as you are willing to sacrifice some of the benefits you're used to, I'd say take the leap. Could be a somewhat difficult year if you're losing PTO but like I said depending on the increase the money could be worth it.

I would have to give that a firm no. Shitty benefits equate to more money taken out of your pocket

That would depend, would the salary increase compensate for the the lack in benefits?

Firm no. And contractors are also the first to be let go if there is even the tiniest bump in the road with money or reorgs

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