The 9 to 5, a standard schedule that most will work at some point in their working lives. For most, the eight-hour workday has become an accepted and necessary part of their routine. But for others, this type of work schedule makes them feel as though they are trapped in a cage. In this blog, we will look the two most common issues that people have with this schedule and what can be done to fix those issues.
If you’re feeling dragged down by the monotony of coming into work every day at the same time doing the same things, becoming self-employed can be an appealing change of pace. By becoming a freelance worker or contractor, you’ll open yourself to do the projects you like, making sure you get the variety of work and schedule that you desire.
Similar to the struggle with repetition is the struggle with overbearing restrictions that constrict the enjoyment of your work. Whether it is the regimented hours or a strict boss, you are constantly feeling the need to break free from the chains that a consistent schedule holds you to.
But, before you make the jump to freelance or contract work, you need to make sure that you are set up for success. You should make sure to consider the financial implications of abandoning a consistent schedule. You will no longer be receiving the same paycheck every other week, so if you have trouble finding work, you may have to reach into your savings to cover the bills.
Regardless of the financial concerns, the push for self-employment has grown due to the repetition and restrictions put on by a 9 to 5 schedule. If you find yourself questioning your happiness in your current work situation, a trial run with freelance or contract work on the side may be the boost needed to get back on track or find your new passion.
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