Posts Tagged ‘meaning and purpose’

The Illusion of Security

August 28, 2008

work-from-home-womanLinda, a fellow freelance writer, told me at work one day that she was leaving the freelance life to take a full-time job. I asked why. She said she wanted more security and the benefits that a full-time job would provide. I politely pointed out that a full-time job actually offered less security because, through no fault of her own, she could find herself out of her “secure” new job very quickly with no other options to fall back on. A freelancer, on the other hand, has multiple clients so the loss of just one isn’t a big deal; you simply shift gears and keep on earning money. As for benefits, she could likely pay for her own out of the extra money she made as a freelancer and still come out ahead.

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