Does being a SA really make it easier to get a FT job?
As a SA, you have 10 weeks to constantly be judged. Easier to make mistakes, ruin relationships, etc.
When you interview for FT, you're hired based on your potential. Its easier to let go an SA than it is to fire someone once they've become a FT employee.
Sure, I know there are fewer spots for FT, but SA recruitment isn't necessarily easy either.