The Pros and Cons of Full-Time Employment

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Working in full-time employment used to be what most people did. There has been a significant shift in the demographics that now affects that statistic. When you are in a position to think about possible change, your mind is locked onto your current income, so shifting to, say, part-time would seem scary.

You also have to think about your retirement funds and health benefits which are directly affected by the hours you work. Working part-time may be a decision taken out of your hands when you consider the expenses you need to meet on a daily basis.

Advantages of Full-Time Employment

Salary

Every week, or fortnight, or month, an amount of money hits your bank account. That means budgeting becomes very easy. You know how much you can spend and what you need to save. Car loans, personal loans, and your mortgage can all be budgeted into your salary. Imagine if that were to change!

Annual and Sick Leave

Every year you are entitled to paid leave to take a holiday. You can also be sick on an agreed number of days without losing pay. Again, this means you can plan with vacations and also not worry if you miss an occasional day if you are sick.

Your Work Schedule

Whether it’s from 9 am to 5 pm, or form 8 am to 4 pm, or even a back shift of 6 pm to 2 am, these are the times you are required to be on the job. This means stability in your personal and work life and allows you to mix your hobbies and recreational activities into your routine.

Job Perks

As mentioned earlier, benefits such as health and insurance are covered for you, and some companies offer a lot more such as expenses and retirement fund contributions.

Career

When you originally accepted the position, you would have known what the opportunities were for advancement within the company. Whether one aspires to promotion is completely up to the individual, but it’s nice to know that more money and greater responsibility is the reward for hard work.

Disadvantages of Full-Time Employment

The Same Old Thing

You go to work every day and carry out the same tasks. The variation comes with meetings, training and planned company events. While this style of career might suit many, for others they seem to be just marking time until something better comes along. If you are happy in your job, and satisfied with the pay and the conditions, you are hardly likely to dream about moving onto another company and starting all over again.

An Unexciting Resume

Even if you wanted to change jobs, your resume shows little variation and not a lot of jobs since leaving school, or college. You can dress up a resume with fancy words and make the job you are doing sound more than exciting, but it might not be good enough to get you that interview in a more progressive company.

Maxing Your Potential

You work the same job every day, carrying out pretty much the same tasks but you yearn to do other things that you know you are capable of. But you are doing such a great job that no way will the manager spare you to work elsewhere, and so you don’t get the opportunity to show management just what a go-getter you are.

Obviously, the pros and cons won’t necessarily apply to everyone, and sure, some people love going to work every day at the same time, doing the same work, being part of a team, and stay happy in their employment.

For others, this article will resonate with you. You want more, are prepared to do more, and given the opportunity, you can be the start performer wherever you work. One thing for sure, there are so many variations out there for making money, both conventionally and differently, that a person should be able to find their employment niche in something that they love doing.

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