Freelancing vs. traditional jobs

May 21, 2007

Usually when we hear about people who change their work arrangements, it's about the ones who ditch their corporate jobs for freelancing. But the New York Times has a feature on indepedendent workers who've made the opposite switch, seeking the security and regular hours of a traditional job. Some of the those profiled in the article continued to do the same type of work, only for a company instead of for themselves. Others, such as the author who became a media planner for Major League Eating, sought new careers entirely.

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It's probably something that nearly every freelancer considers from time to time. When are you most tempted to take a job for an employer? What makes you most glad you're on your own? Share your thoughts in the comments.