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Just because this type of contract is clearly precarious does not alleviate the shock of losing your job. And just because it’s a shitty situation often not chosen doesn’t mean we discover today what being a contracter means.

The labour law that provides this type of violence sucks. It’s a structural problem.
Yup. I spent four years on fixed-term contracts at a workplace I loved, but moved on exactly because, so long as I went contract to contract, something like this could always happen far more easily than it would if I had a permanent job and because it was impossible to securely plan for my future. A colleague of mine in the same position wasn't offered a further contract after several years in the same position and, while they'd rationally known that could happen, it was still devastating for them.

Even though I chose to walk away, it was still a sad decision to have to make, and it was caused by insecure contracts being a structural feature of the particular sector I work in (and sadly far too common across society in some countries).

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