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Do I have to work 9 to 5?

I’ve done it both. The typical 9 to 5 job and remote work. I’ve even worked salary, contract, part-time, full-time, commission, and project-based positions. I may not have worked long in any of them, but I’ve tried them all. So, my question today is: do we have to work a 9 to 5 job? And I’m going to tell you not necessarily.

I truly believe that the type of job you decide to have is based on your availability and needs. Sometimes, you’ll choose a job that is less flexible if the pay is better. While other times, you’ll choose a lower paying job since it has flexible hours.

I’ve been getting a lot of heat about working remotely now. Honestly, working as a professional editor, most of our work is done remotely, and unless we land a luxurious position for a large publishing company, most editors also work project-based positions and as freelancers or run their own business. So, is this a bad thing?

I’ve been debating on whether I should switch careers again and go for a stable office job, but forgo the passion of editing OR to stick with it and take thing how they come. Despite the extra pressure from those around me, I’m still determined to pursue a career that I enjoy. Maybe one day I can have it both and land that luxurious position. So, my advice: if you need your job financially, then you might need to choose stability over passion. However, if you have some flexibility, then go with your passion. You’re only young once and if you don’t jump on those opportunities, they may not come by again.

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