At CheckFree, employees are given an awesome privilege of a reduced-price meal plan at the onsite cafeteria. The system works out to everyone’s favor, giving the company more productivity from employees and the employees have decent food, cheap. The problem comes in with contractors. Contractor’s are charged 250% the employee cafeteria price. I understand that contractors probably get paid more per hour, but they’re not paid for vacations, illness, or benefits. Contractors are also generally expensed by the company on their taxes. I should also expect that the company values contractor’s productivity just as much as an employees’, yet there is still a price difference. What gives?