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Discussion on: Free like a freelancer or secure like an employee? There's a third option: The contractor

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Johannes Kettmann Author

Thanks Kelvin! A contractor can work remotely. That's up to the client and your negotiation skills. My experience is that clients in Germany demand contractors to be on-site at least partly. Sometimes only a day per month, more often at least a day per week though. But companies here are often not so remote-friendly. Might be different in other countries ;)

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Kelvin Liang

Thanks for the insight, I get it, that might be a norm for the contractor business now, need to onsite and meet with the team once a while. But I do see some job posts online nowadays that hiring contractors online or remotely, I guess the location of the job shouldn't be the differentiator of "freelancer" and "contractor" by definition, agree?

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Johannes Kettmann Author

I'd say it's more a norm in Germany, at least from my experience. But we're far behind other countries with respect to digitization. So yes, you're right. The location is not the differentiating factor.