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Workers Fed Up...Freelance an Option, Says Report

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RSS 25 August 2017
Not many people enjoy clocking in and clocking out everyday, but it might have come to a point where many workers are going to quit their jobs.

This is according to a new report, which says that around 20% of full time workers are fed up in their current position and would consider becoming a self employed freelancer instead.

It shows that 19% of workers over the age of 55 are unhappy with their job, while 21% of people in the 35 to 54 age bracket share the same thoughts.

Who can blame them though, especially when you take into account new research also just published which highlights some of the ridiculous rules that are being enforced by employers around the UK.

This has left many employees with the feeling that they are not trusted by their boss, which means the first chance they get to jump ship, well, they are going to jump...right into the freelance world no doubt.

Exactly 1000 workers took part in the research, and the results were surprising to say the least.

For example, did you know that some employers are very strict when it comes to the subject of workers using the toilet? They often only allow 3 minutes to get the job done, with some employees even being searched before they enter the bathroom.

I'm not sure exactly what they think people are going to sneak into the bathroom, maybe some workers do go for a crafty smoke, but on the whole I'm sure that the vast majority just want to go in and out and then back to their work.

The research also showed that talking is mostly frowned upon in the workplace, even in situations where it could be beneficial for the business.

One shop worker told how bosses made it clear that they could only say "good morning" or "good afternoon" to customers and they were to refrain from making any kind of conversation.

I don't know about you, but if I was to go into a shop where the staff ignored me and couldn't answer a basic question, then I would leave and never go back.

Another common theme found during the research was that of beverages, where employees often found themselves banned from drinking while on the job.

Obviously vodka or whiskey is frowned upon, unless the job is particularly stressful, but some employers go as far to ban drinking water. I'm not sure that is a good idea.

As regular readers of this blog will be aware, we all know the dangers of working in hot weather, and to ban people from drinking water is a recipe for disaster if you ask me.

That is why so many workers are now looking towards freelancing as the best option, because they can work from home and do what they want. They can also use the toilet when they want, talk when they want and drink what they want. No permission required.

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