> > I'm saying as a contractor, when you try to break a contract it will
> > cost you. It's childish to expect it not to.
> Surely all that matters here, from a legal point of view, is European
> employment law. What is childish about that?
you know that's not what I meant.
> employee can terminate his employment with a period of notice, which I
> think, but don't quote me on this, is three months.
contracts, that's a big difference. But contracted positions are rare
for individuals, tends to be used only in jobs that are very
'illliquid' in the employment market (executives, some rare
technologies). I've signed contracts before, for example, to do a
series of jobs that depended one on the other. I haven't tried to
break the contracts, but I would *expect* that if I were to try it I
could, but I'd have to pay some sort of penalty to the employer. A bit
like breaking an apartment lease.
Does European employment law really invalidate all *contracts*? That