I was hired on an open contract, and was constantly promised that the contract would be converted to permanent. I love my job, the people, and the culture. Unfortunately, being government, the promises of my managers for continued employment was based upon their predictions regarding what the government would ultimately agree to. When the government decided that the project was done, the government also decided that the needs of the people did not warrant having dedicated support staff, and my contract was not renewed. I was promised long term, and when my contract renewal came up, was suddenly told, that my contract was not being renewed.