Observations

I observe my environment and then transfer those observations to digital world by writing about those.  The purpose is to provide you with some insights and leave you thinking....

It's not practiced in the industry

I have been thinking of taking a little time off from 9 to 5 grind and traveling.  Though this habit of always working is hard to break for me.  I enjoy working and especially learning from my colleagues.  Having a job makes me feel relevant which may not be a healthy way of being but this how it is for me (now). 

This new economy and opportunities to experiment with various employment types is exciting. 

Recently, I mentioned my desire to find an entry or intermediate level position that a company desires to have fulfilled by a full-time employee.  With my experience in analytics and marketing a I can perform a full-time entry level position in part-time hours.  When I vocalized my desire to find a project that allows me to have freedom to utilize my day efficiently, I came across responses to the effect that such arrangements are not practiced in the industry.   Well, I got the opportunity to think of two benefits for a company by adopting such practices:

1. Efficiency - An experienced individual can condense the time it would take an inexperienced individual to get a certain project done.  Rather than spending many hours figuring out how to utilize a tool or make decisions and take action, an experienced person can spend fewer hours on doing certain tasks and spend time on building strategies and improving results.  A company benefits from such an individual.

2. Savings - A company saves resources as it doesn't have to train such individual on basic tools.  A part-time or a freelancer isn't provided medical, retirement, and time-off benefits.  It benefits a company financially.

I'm sure there are many more benefits to exploring such arrangements and I will think of more and share. 

This is a great way for experienced people who are also standing in unemployment lines to create a life and be self employed (in a way).