Originally Posted by BroadswordWSJ
Regarding contracting it really depends on what industry your in, what your skills are & your experience. So its a bit of an untrue blanket statement to say few people can get & maintain the work. I know guys who have been doing it for 10/8/6 years no problem with no large gaps; guys I've worked with who have done it since the 90's.
I was thinking more about my industry true. But it's perfectly true to say that, in general, few people can get and maintain contract work.
Exceptional pay filters for exceptional candidates, and the reason for that pay is generally tight deadlines, demand for exceptional skill and/or scarce availability of candidates.
The majority of work across industries is fixed-location permanent roles, and personally the only guys I've ever seen in long term contracting are prodigies, like top 0.1% guys.
More to the point this goes back to how much it pisses me off when pickup coaches advise men, especially younger men, to just quit their job and become a 'digital nomad'.
Sure you can work towards that, but ultimately it's something a tiny minority of guys are capable of achieving.
It's internet marketing bullshit. Maintaining a lifestyle by selling guys on the dream of having that lifestyle.