I can make 600K a year!!!!!
And I can be worried about being fired. Or, more likely, worry about firing. If you're swooping into troubled companies for a few weeks or months and then leaving, chances are you're the firing crea.
I did freelance, that's what it is in the photography business when you're your own boss. And there were scary times early on when I wouldn't be able to afford all the bills. But I built up a base and a reputation and didn't have to worry as much.
That I can handle. I could never handle being a temp unless I shared an apartment with three other people. I would forever worry when the next check was coming in, how long I'd be at an assignment, how the bills would be paid, etc.
I think Laura's written a smart little spiffy article. But I don't think it says anything of value or gets at reality.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"