I'm in Amsterdam. I currently have a QA engineer employment with a company that I like, but that I think they could pay me more. I've been contacted for a freelancer QA engineer by a headhunter, for a new company, also in Amsterdam.
I've read about "disguised employment" and heard about risks and big costs. The salary offered for the freelance job is 425 euros per day, which should be around 8500 per month. That is 3 times the gross salary that I have at the moment.
I would like some advices about the risks and taxes. Is it really worth it, or will I take a path full of problems and ambushes? I would consider my engineer skills to be somewhere between junior and intermediate, and I have roughly 70% of the knowledge they are asking in the job description, but they see very interested in me.
Once I will have deduced all the costs (taxes, insurances, etc.) from the 8500 euros, will I have really more money that I currently earn? The same company also offers me a standard 1 year employment contract at about the same salary that I have now, so this huge gross freelancer salary seems suspicious to me. Thanks