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    Work dilema! What would you do?

    I work part time in tesco while also doing self employed work but I have been offered a full time job in the profession I do my self employed stuff. Tesco have offered me a team leader position with a management position in 6 months.

    1) Don't take job and carry on self employed (quit tesco eventually)
    2) Take tesco job and quit the self employed
    3) Take new job and quit self employed
    4) Take new job but keep self employed on sideline.

    I really want to work for myself but the long days are killing me, and getting work is a chore. The job I have been offered is in the profession I want to be in, I love doing it and would help me move out of my parents but I would prefer to work for myself.

    I am considering the job but I also want to be my own boss.... any advice guys?

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    Do what you're happiest at doing. I'd rather do a job I loved than one I hated as it'll just get you down.

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    Best pay, best prospects? The one you are happiest in as if you are not happy you'll only end up moving on anyway eventually.

    Go for the 1 that pays the most for doing the least :thumbsup:


    Simples.

    Which has the best benefits?

    Number 4 I would say.

    Assuming the profession isn't Tesco Whatever pays the most and is the most fulfilling.

    If your self-employment job turns out to be too much to manage with the new job, you could always cut it back or drop it later. See how it goes first?

    Whatever makes you happiest,money is secondary

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    Take the job in the profession you want to be in. You enjoy doing it and it sounds as doing the self employed isn't a viable option at the moment. Once you've got more experience and are better set you can always go self employed in the furture.

    In the end its only you that can balance what has the most worth to u. Good-luck!

    Possible option 5 - Do nothing and claim benefits

    Original Poster

    Self employed is the best payer as the earning potential is huge, but it's a lot more work.

    The new job would be in the region of £18k+ and only 40 hours a week, where as I am doing 50 hours a week at the moment.
    My self employed stuff excites me as I can do what I like and work what hours I want too, but means longer hours.

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    DragonChris;8460302

    Possible option 5 - Do nothing and claim benefits



    I would get bored of doing nothing

    Carry on being self employed or do whichever makes you happiest.

    I'd personally prefer to be self employed than work for someone else

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    Paddy Charlie;8460273

    Take the job in the profession you want to be in. You enjoy doing it and … Take the job in the profession you want to be in. You enjoy doing it and it sounds as doing the self employed isn't a viable option at the moment. Once you've got more experience and are better set you can always go self employed in the furture.



    brilliant cheers,

    thing is I have paid a bit of money out on bits for my self employed meaning I would need to discard of them, e.g. just had a business landline put in and had thousands of leaflets and business cards put in.

    I wouldn't want to give up my self employed work, but the time spent chasing up clients / finding work is taking too much time, so working for a company that pays someone else to do it, would benefit me...

    Grrr choices aren't fun

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    faevilangel;8460534

    brilliant cheers, thing is I have paid a bit of money out on bits for my … brilliant cheers, thing is I have paid a bit of money out on bits for my self employed meaning I would need to discard of them, e.g. just had a business landline put in and had thousands of leaflets and business cards put in.I wouldn't want to give up my self employed work, but the time spent chasing up clients / finding work is taking too much time, so working for a company that pays someone else to do it, would benefit me...Grrr choices aren't fun



    With the current climate to have a stable income will always be a big plus and working for the company even if it is for something short term like 6 minths might open up a few doors and get you some new contacts within the industry to make things easier when you go fully self employed again. Sounds like you have put a bit of time into your profession so I wouldn't throw it all away with the tesco stuff especially if the other work makes you happy.

    What ever you decide good luck. And I know its a hard choice but your lucky to have 1 with the way things are these days :thumbsup:

    I think if you can go self employed and make it pay then do it.

    You'll always look back wondering 'what if' otherwise.

    Only one thing to do. Read this book, then decide

    amazon.co.uk/Dic…905

    Original Poster

    Got an interview on Friday :-D Could be a blessing in disguise... I am going to keep doing my freelance in my spare time.
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