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This is not an FML, this is an opportunity! Apply for that position! And if you don't get it, negotiate about a better salary!

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Just apply for it? Jeeze, why is this bad. You have a shot at earning seven times as much as you do now, just minus the job security.

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Basically meaning not exactly...? So does this job have more, or fewer obligations? IMO, stop whining OP, at least you have a job.

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Yeah just apply for it. This is not a FML, this is a big opportunity for you. If it's basically the same job you should easily get it, unless you suck at your job.

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Contractor jobs usually pay more because they don't include benefits and they are only temporary jobs. Be thankful you have a full time job in this economy. 

This is not an FML, this is an opportunity! Apply for that position! And if you don't get it, negotiate about a better salary!

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agreed. but also u sed basically the same thing so what's the difference. what if that's what's makes tht position worth 7 times more your pay.

Keep in mind that it costs far more to employ someone than to contract them. When you employ someone, you have to pay benefits, taxes, insurance, and a ton of other stuff. I don't think that makes up the full seven times your salary, but I hope it helps.

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well you also need to pay them for 40 hours a week too. If you had a contractor, you would only need to pay them when you had work for them.

quit crying and APPLY! everyone else on your team already did. for all you know, so did I. and just so you know, when I get the spot since I will make seven times more than you, it must mean I am your boss. this means you get all the work, while I get to bail out early on Friday and take all the credit.

BASICALLY the same role? Sounds like you don't even know what the role is. And yeah, if you think you can do the job, why didn't you just apply instead of coming here to bitch and cry?

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