Maintaining a work/life balance isn’t just a suggestion; it’s imperative. Without it, you’ll quickly become burnt out, miserable and unproductive. At worst, a poor work/life balance can start to affect your job and your career as a whole!
Contract work may be the solution for you. Let’s take a look at three ways contract work can help you keep the proper work/life balance.
You’ll Make Your Own Schedule
Usually, contract workers aren’t expected to maintain normal office hours the way full-time workers are. This means you create your own schedule. Whatever hours of the day are best for you to work are fine, as long as you get the work done. You can build your work schedule around family, kids’ school schedules, meetings, appointments and other requirements in life. What better way to balance work and life than that?
You’ll Avoid Office Politics
Supervisors and employees not getting along, co-workers butting heads, changes from management that aren’t practical … the list goes on and on. When you’re a contractor, you’ll avoid these headaches. You may not even be in an office at all, as many contract workers are remote. Simply being able to focus on the work itself, and nothing else, is an important way to maintain a work/life balance for many.
You’ll Be the Expert
When you’re contracted to perform a specific task or complete a project, you’re being “hired” because of your experience and knowledge. You’re the expert, and that’s why you’ve been brought on in the first place. In this way, you’re not beholden to someone else’s whims or desires – a boss, for instance – and can complete the work in the way you know is right. On a deeper level, the psychological effect this can have is huge. You might find you’re more confident and ambitious once you’ve secured a contract status!
Ready to improve your work/life balance and advance your career at the same time? Contact the experts at OakTree Staffing for help.