Disadvantages of Being an Employee
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Disadvantages of Being an Employee

Working for someone can be stressful. Just the thought that you are supposed to give or deliver a quality performance that is expected of you is a stress causing factor itself.

Other problems with being an employee can be a boss that throws you under the bus, when the boss makes an error, some bad bosses will blame the employee for the problem when all along, they are they ones that causes the error.

There are good bosses and bad bosses. This usually occurs with smaller companies. Working for a large company or corporation always leads to problems like office politics and the constant fear of being laid off, just never knowing is stressful enough.

Positives of Being an Employee

There is nothing like working for a good and caring boss. That is a real positive for an employee. Having your taxes taken out automatically, and many times having good health insurance, and possibly a 401K retirement plan.

Being an Employer

As mentioned, being an employer certain seems to have advantages, but not always. Everyone thinks that owning your own business is so great, well that can be true. But there are a lot of headaches with owning your own business.

• If you are an employee, you no longer own 100% of your time to do your personal thing. You have to set aside personal concerns during break time or after office work. The company that you work for owns your time and it pays every minute of it in exchange for your services.

• You have no right to choose or refuse any task that is assigned to you. Even if you find it boring, tedious and routine, if it’s within the scope of your work. You are obligated to do it.

• Demanding bosses are hard to please but whether you like them or not, you have to show professionalism by respecting them as your superiors. As they say, you don’t have to like your bosses but you must respect them.

• Working for a boss can be stressful. The pressure is inevitable especially if you are being asked to submit or prepare a report right away. Some bosses can be very demanding and rude. If they need something, they want it right away at the top of their desk. Otherwise, you will hear harsh words from them.

• Aside from bosses, you also need to deal with your fellow employees. As possible, you have to blend with them and their personalities to create and maintain a friendly and pleasant working environment within the workplace. Same treatment or dealing with your bosses. You don’t have to like them but you always need to show professionalism and respect.

• An employee earns a monthly fixed salary. Whereas, if you are your own boss or working as a freelancer, you can earn unlimited income if you want to and even bigger than company managers or executives.

• Job pressures can sometimes cause sleepless nights and headaches. And too much of it can affect your health.

• Sometimes you are requested and obliged to render an overtime work even on weekends. The only time that you are supposed to bond or spend quality time with your family especially with your children is when you are off work.

• Working for someone can be stressful. Just the thought that you are supposed to give or deliver the quality performance that is expected of you is a stress causing factor itself.

• The hassle of waking up early, preparing family’s breakfast in a hurry, leaving the house partly messed up, dropping the kids at school and rushing to your workplace just to arrive on time can be very strenuous.

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Other problems with being an employee can be a boss that throws you under the bus, when the boss makes an error, some bad bosses will blame the employee for the problem when all along, they are they ones that causes the error.

There are good bosses and bad bosses. This usually occurs with smaller companies. Working for a large company or corporation always leads to problems like office politics and the constant fear of being laid off, just never knowing is stressful enough.

Positives of Being an Employee

There is nothing like working for a good and caring boss. That is a real positive for an employee. Having your taxes taken out automatically, and many times having good health insurance, and possibly a 401K retirement plan.

Being an Employer

As mentioned, being an employer certain seems to have advantages, but not always. Everyone thinks that owning your own business is so great, well that can be true. But there are a lot of headaches with owning your own business.

Starting a new business is scary enough, and many small businesses fail. Self employed is even scarier with taxes and keeping track of everything. With owning your own business, there are also the ups and downs of a business, good months and years and down months and years. It is always a concern.

Whether you are an employee, own your own company or a freelancer, there are always concerns.

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