Temporary or freelance workers make up 30 percent of the American workforce. The jobs are often low-paying and don't supply health insurance, but it's probably better than being unemployed and some people appreciate the flexibility and independence (I live with a freelancer who relishes his lack of meetings and company memos.)
Tomorrow, we'll talk about the rise of the "permatemp" and what it means for our careers, companies, retirement, and economy.
Are you freelancing or working a temporary job? Was it by choice? And what are the benefits and drawbacks?
--Stephanie Curtis, social media host
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