Employed vs. Self-Employed

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Many people have a variety of goals and personal preferences

when it comes to employment. While some people enjoy less

stress, which comes from being provided with an average job and

being told what to do. Others would agree that self-employment is

better. Being self-employed is better than a nine to five job because

it allows one to follow one’s own schedule and enjoy being able to

achieve his own goals.

First, being self-employed allows people to have a wide window

of flexibility. On the other hand, a normal nine to five job requires

employees to be at the office by a specific time and they can leave

until they are told to do so. There are very strict rules about the

numbers of breaks employees may take and lunch hours must be

taken within a specific time frame. Employees are given a certain

amount of sick days and vacation. Employees are given very little

choices and must follow all of the rules. Violating rules may result in

verbal warning or even termination of employment. However, those

that are self-employed can make all of the decisions without risk of

consequence. Being self-employed allows people to completely set

their own schedule and have control of their own work life.

Second, being self-employed allows people to focus on achieving

their own goals. When one is not self-employed, he must follow and

complete the task given by his supervisor. If employees try to

pursue their personal goals during working hours it will likely result

in termination of their employment. Employers have very little

regard for the goals of their employees; their primary concern is

their business. However, those that are self-employed are free to

pursue whatever goal they want to achieve. If a specific task or

process dose not fit what they have in mind the self-employed can

immediately adapt or change to something that is more appropriate

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