you probably wind up working more like 50-60 hours a week, as a result. and even that little bit extra per page from the urgent paper isn't time and a half.
First of all, this claim (as your previous similar claims) is based on your conjecture, not any actual experience or evidence. Most writers that I am aware of in this industry are part-time and transient. Those that make their regular living doing this can work far less than a full-time employee and still make a decent wage.
Say, for example, that a writer living in the Midwest has a cost of living of $2500/month. This includes private health insurance, a mortgage, retirement savings, etc (all of this is very possible in certain regions of the US). At an average per-page rate of just $12 (earning about $10 after taxes), this individual needs to write 250 pgs/mo. Assuming a work rate of 3 pages per hour (low for a good writer), this means they only need to work 83.33 hours every month--just under 21 hours a week (just over half of what is considered full-time employment).
Now, given that work is seasonal, they might need to work near full-time during some parts of the year and could then afford to take the summer (and usually a month during the winter) off completely. They also might choose to work even more during the busy season and have even more money to spend/save/invest/whatever, or they might choose to get out of their mortgage, move to a tiny, sh*tty apartment and cut their expenses down to $1000 a month, and either retire early or simply cut their workload down to 10 hours a week. This flexibility would not exist in an employment situation.
Personally, I would estimate that over the course of a year I work an average of 25-30 hours every week. There are times during the busy seasons that I work 80+ hours--by choice
--because I like the earnings it gives me, and the security an ample savings account gives me during the slow season. Employment would solve the security issue to some degree, as I would receive a regular salary throughout the year, but then I would not have the ability to simply take a month off to travel whenever I felt like it, nor would I be able to increase my salary as desired simply by doing more work.
All of this has of course been explained to you numerous times, and you respond with more conjectures, assumptions and ultimately insults. All of which begs the question, why are you still here?