Leaving your job?

(15 Posts)
greendress789 Sun 20-Dec-20 00:55:21

If you could leave your job and make roughly the same amount working for yourself at home, would you do it?

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Bargebill19 Sun 20-Dec-20 01:01:43

Yes.

ComtesseDeSpair Sun 20-Dec-20 01:07:37

No. I thrive best with structure and order and people around me and have never wanted to be self employed or a full-time home-worker. I like having the flexibility to WFH on occasion when it suits me, but lockdown has taught me that I really miss the camaraderie of the office and bouncing off my colleagues and speaking with people face to face.

PhilCornwall1 Sun 20-Dec-20 05:39:31

I know at the moment I could earn at least twice what I'm on now if I went on my own. The issue for me is the stability (as much as you can have at the moment), pension and perks wouldn't be included.

I'll stay a wage slave, albeit not a bad wage.

NoDontDoIt Sun 20-Dec-20 05:47:08

In a heartbeat, but i know i operate well in that way. My partner finds it very difficult and wouldnt want to.

motorcyclenumptiness Sun 20-Dec-20 06:24:32

Absolutely

MaidofKent78 Sun 20-Dec-20 06:39:23

PhilCornwall1

I know at the moment I could earn at least twice what I'm on now if I went on my own. The issue for me is the stability (as much as you can have at the moment), pension and perks wouldn't be included.

I'll stay a wage slave, albeit not a bad wage.

This. Add to this that I really enjoy what I do, value the organisation that I work for and the opportunities that it offers & the doors that it opens. Being freelance would not offer those opportunities.

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blackcat86 Sun 20-Dec-20 06:57:24

In a heartbeat. I'm desperate to leave my high stress, low paid SS job for a business I love but covid times are hard and we need my wage. We have agreed that I'll ideally quit before DD starts school though to help with hours, holidays etc. I'm literally counting down the days

user1493413286 Sun 20-Dec-20 07:00:25

I’m looking at doing this but I’m worried that I won’t be strict enough about keeping specific work hours and will leave stuff until close to the deadline then have to work evenings and weekends to get it done. I’d then obviously be kicking myself but I’m easily distracted until I’ve got the pressure of a deadline looming.

flipapoo Sun 20-Dec-20 07:00:51

No I like a balance of home/work & the security of employment. I have a small commute though, huge plus!

Oblomov20 Sun 20-Dec-20 07:19:31

No. Covid has taught me I don't like working from home.

WanderingMilly Sun 20-Dec-20 07:31:02

Yes, I would happily do this. I'd love to work from home but my job isn't an option to do so....

AlwaysCheddar Sun 20-Dec-20 07:44:44

Would you still be paying into a pension? Good business or craft type thing? Covid proof?

ChristmasUserName2020 Sun 20-Dec-20 08:15:49

Absolutely not. I have an NHS pension, I get the full amount of sick pay due to length of service. This is either 5 or 6 months (can’t remember which) full time money if off long term and then the same at half pay. I get 29 days a year plus 8 days a year annual leave. In 18 months it goes up to 33 days a year annual leave. Honestly, what’s not to like?

Mummadeeze Sun 20-Dec-20 08:20:56

No, I like being employed. I tried being self employed and the grass wasn’t greener.

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