Most people are brought up to follow the usual path.
Go to school, go to university, get a good job, save money, buy a house, retire at 65 and live an awesome life in retirement!
But what if one of these ingredients is missing?
What if you couldn’t afford to attend university? What if you never did buy a house? What if you weren’t prepared to wait until 65 for the fun to start?
What if you quit your great job and took your family travelling and now dread the thought of giving 40 hours of more or your life to an employer each week?
That is exactly where I found myself!!
I didn’t go to Uni, I don’t own a house and I damn sure am not waiting until 65 to LIVE!
I never did go back to full time work although I had a couple of short term contracts that means 40 hour weeks.
If you’re not sure where you’d like to head with regards to the pros and cons of full time working, I’ve tried to make it a little easier for you.
So in my usual manner I’ve decided to make a list of the pros and cons of returning to full time work. Maybe it can help you decide your path too.
1. It’s the good, sensible and safe thing to do.
2. Regular paycheck.
3. Security. I’ve not been fired from a job yet!!
4. Social interaction. I’m a social creature and really enjoy having workmates.
5. Paid holidays, public holidays, the chance of Christmas bonuses etc.
6. Lots of “adult” time!
8. Possibility of a company car.
9. Contacts made for other positions.
10. I really like working. I like the sense of achievement it gives me.
1. It’s the good, sensible and safe thing to do!
2. Less freedom. Show up relatively on time and stay until the job is done!
3. Income is capped to salary level. Need to take on an extra job to earn more cash.
4. Travel wings will be clipped, at least for a couple of years.
5. Not building anything for myself.
6. Economic insecurity – in a downturn you can easily find yourself unemployed!
Can you think of any other pros and cons that I haven’t listed here? Let me know in the comments!