IT contractor pilot fish's project at a big company is winding down, so the company cuts him loose — but also offers him a job as a developer doing the same thing he was doing before.

"With no other real options except unemployment, I decided to accept the position," says fish.

"Upon arriving for my first day of work as a regular employee, basically working on the same projects I was working on as a contractor the previous Friday, I figured there would not be any issues with my new job."

It doesn't take long to get his computer set up, and fish soon starts back in on his project, which means building stored procedures for database transactions in exactly the same way he's been doing for months.

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