(1). When a freelance worker is hired by a large company to work on a project for years, but is not entitled to (or offered, for that matter) health benefits.
(2). Kinda like having a job….kinda….
“Permalancing is great! It’s like I work for the company, but I really don’t. I mean, they can let me go at any moment, without any notice, but I still think it’s the right thing for me. **cough** **cough** Oh this cough? Don’t worry about it, I’ve had it for about a month but I’m sure the Tylenol Cold & Sinus will take care of it eventually. **cough** **cough**”
(1). Something everyone wants to have, but no one wants to get.
“This proposal looks great, Alex, but I’d like to get some buy-in from the team before presenting it to the board. I’m sure they’ll go along with your plan to cut costs by moving everyone into cubes and getting rid of the coffee machine.”