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What does Permanent, really mean?

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What does Permanent, really mean?

Is permanent long term (work) or??
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permanent as in opposite of contract.

Contract, it's for a fixed term (e.g. 2 years). Once the contract expires you have to re-sign with the employer if he wants to continue
Permanent, no fixed term but continuous employment, no need to re-sign anything ... until you get fired or layed-off anyway.
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darkeclipse wrote: Is permanent a long term (work) or??
Permanent employees, regular employees or the directly employed work for an employer and are paid directly by that employer. In addition to their wages, they often receive benefits like subsidized health care, paid vacations, holidays, sick time, or contributions to a retirement plan. Permanent employees are often eligible to switch job positions within their companies. Even when employment is "at will", permanent employees of large companies are generally protected from abrupt job termination by severance policies, like advance notice in case of layoffs, or formal discipline procedures. They may be eligible to join a union, and may enjoy both social and financial benefits of their employment.
Rarely permanent employment means employment of an individual that is guaranteed throughout the employee's working life. In the private sector, such jobs are rare; permanent employment is far more common in the public sector, where profit and loss is not as important.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Permanent employment means employment of indeterminate duration. Employment continues until you quit, are fired, laid off or move to another position. You could conceivably be laid off a few months after starting.
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notfromqc wrote: Permanent employment means employment of indeterminate duration. Employment continues until you quit, are fired, laid off or move to another position. You could conceivably be laid off a few months after starting.
Or days, or weeks....
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Being perm also has implications if you are laid off in terms of how much severance they might have to give you to avoid a lawsuit.
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Permanent employees can also expect lower compensation compared to their contract counter parts. But they have benefits whereas the contracted employee has none.

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