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The world can be easily divided into two types of people: those who fear change, and those who embrace it. By definition, the nature of contract job work offers little in the way of security. But the opportunities are ripe for those hungry for a change of scenery.
A contracted worker may have the opportunity to work in a variety of locations—from city to city or state to state, sometimes even venturing to other countries for job assignments. For the individual that craves ritual and fears change, that prospect reads like a nightmare. But for some whose wanderlust isn't satisfied by vacations to touristy destinations, contract employment can be a dream come true, offering a wide variety of work environments in colorful, distant lands—even if that distant land ends up being Minneapolis. Who needs a travel agent when a professional recruiter can send you on your way to places never been?
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|