Contract work is more popular than ever, and with good reason. For many employees, it’s a way of getting back their life — that includes their freedom and flexibility, as well as the chance to make choices for themselves. Let’s take a closer look at just three of the ways that contract work can help you get your life back.
You Can Choose Where You Want to Work
Since you’re the one shopping yourself around for new contracts, you get to pick where you want to work. See a company that you admire or a team that you think you would fit in well with? You can offer your services and see where you get. Being able to market yourself in this way lets you pick where you want to work, and who you want to work for.
You Can Choose When You Work
In most cases, contract workers aren’t expected to hold down 9-to-5 hours like regular office workers. As long as the work gets done when it needs to, it doesn’t matter when you do it. That kind of flexibility is a huge draw to many employees — getting to create your own schedule means that you can work around other factors in your life, like kids, after-school activities, appointments, and family time.
You Can Choose How Long You Stay
When negotiating your contract with a new company, you can work together to determine how long the contract will last. This is helpful because, after all, you’re the expert — since you’re being hired thanks to your knowledge and skillset, you know how long a project is likely to take. There’s no need to worry about terminating a contract early, or extending it if you play your cards right.
You’ll Avoid Office Politics
One of the most soul-sucking parts of any job is the politics of the office. When you’re a contractor, you’ll avoid most of that — you’re only there to do the work. You might not even be “there” at all, as many contract workers are remote employees.
Thinking of leaping into the world of contracting? You’ll be glad you did. Contact OakTree Staffing today to learn more about getting started on your new path.