I accepted my current job as a contract to hire position, they said they anticipate me bringing me on as salary with full benefits in 3 months. I was excited, until my friend/co-worker, who is pregnant, told me they don't have maternity coverage, nor do they get paid overtime.
On my first Saturday there, I had to work 8 hours with no lunch, but at least I got paid for every hour I was there, since I'm contract and get paid by the hour. I am grateful for a job, but I really don't wish to be salaried there now, because if I keep working weekends, I won't get paid. And it sounds like their insurance is crappy anyway.
Anywho...I am just bummed about the lack of maternity coverage mainly. I am wondering if I can ask to remain contract without offending them. I'd rather get the cash in my hand so I can save for a baby, than them waste that money on insurance that I don't need. I already have individual insurance, its crappy, but I'm sure their insurance is not a lot better than what I have.