Part-time or freelance?

Jul 17, 2007

In the New York Times, a freelance writer who takes a part-time job shares her woes--and determines that freelancing is a better fit for her life. Of course, both freelancers and part-timers qualify as what we call "independent workers," but it's interesting to read about how a freelancer, especially a parent, becomes attached to the flexibility of that particular work arrangement. Christine B. Larson, who wrote the piece, also has some reasons for leaving the part-time job that you might not anticipate. Perhaps most compellingly, she felt as though she wasn't able to do her best work because of the scheduling challenges and mental distractions of being out of the office most of the time. If you're a part-timer, how do you make it work? Share your experiences in the comments!