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).