Is it Better to be Employed or Self- Employed?

What Are Your Thoughts on the Matter?

So life is one of those things where you can have as much choice as you want (within reason…)

What you do, believe it or not

is entirely up to you.

Whether it’s good, bad, neutral

whether it’s being your own boss or employed by a boss

It’s up to you.

I’ve been employed by multiple workplaces in my life, but am very excited to start the next chapter of my life

Which is to be self employed and running a business that I hope to share with you all in the future

But with being employed and self employed there are numerous pros and cons that need to be taken into account…

From when I’ve been employed by companies I’ve always had the security of being told what to do

which sometimes…is quite nice…

It means you can switch off from the world and just do what your told for the paycheck at the end of the month

However, that’s the problem I had with this line of work

I didn’t feel passionate about it in the same way I would if I were to be calling the shots and being hands on with the process of my own business

What I’ve started in the last month is nowhere near a business yet…

Its very much in it’s first stages

However,

the drive I have with it, I know it will be a business in the near future if I just push myself more

Now many might argue that I was just employed under the wrong line of work which to be honest, at the time I was… I was washing dishes in restaurants until 1am…

I can say now that I work as a chef it’s a lot better,

The only downside to it are the hours…

you never know if a family of 16 will walk in to eat 5 minutes before your shifts over, and rules state in my old work if it’s before the closing time- we have to serve.

That means a 12 hour shift with no break can easily turn into a 13/14 one unexpectedly…

Being self employed on the other hand is pretty much the same, but it’s your fault if anything goes wrong- if your business falls from under you because you made a bad choice

It’s on your head…

However, to be able to make that call in the first place is extremely liberating

so it’s a weird one…

neither one is right or wrong, like with life it’s just down to preference

but I’m curious…

If your reading this,

are you employed or self employed?

If you were to give yourself tips 5 years ago about working, what would you say?

New post tomorrow,

Lis.

Is Being Eco-Friendly, Economically Sustainable?

Life is about Discussion

This is just an idea but…

I’ve been thinking, as I do…

and I had flash backs to all the comments in my life where people have said

Being more environmentally considerate isn’t economically sustainable.

Then I thought,

maybe they’re wrong.

Maybe they’re wrong because the argument I always seem to hear revolves around things like:

plastic is cheap

people do what they want

and countries in trade deals rely on the high yield exportation of their goods to other countries. That means production has to be fast and reliable, or work is lost.

I honestly believe though that the problem isn’t to do with the practicality,

but with the mindset.

No one ever really shares how we can fix the problem, it’s more common that someone argues against it

So I’m going to give an opinion, one that has no evidence or research behind it. To start the discussion from the otherside

If more companies were to invest in higher quality, environmentally sustainable items for their lines- the prices will indeed go up- and people wouldn’t like that.

However.

This means that the company would invest more money on good materials, people would buy a higher quality product (that would last longer due to the quality.) Resulting in less enviromental waste and more economic long term benefits. Quality not quantity from both sides.

I dunno, it just seems weird that it seems to be “impossible,” to be both environmentally sustainable and economic

I’m not saying this an answer- it’s too bullshitty to be one, but I find the problem is that people aren’t expressing their views on how it CAN be changed. That’s where the problem is. A lot of people are scared and misinformed or passive on what makes a difference

When that happens it’s more likely to take the easy route, and buy what you’re told to buy. As opposed to looking up what YOU want, then researching it, then buying it

Life is about discussion and making your voice heard,

What are your thoughts?

Can we be environmentally sustainable and economically safe?

New post tomorrow,

Lis.

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Lets Talk about Consumption…

Things left unsaid are often the most important

Okay the topic on everyones mouth, what have you bought? where did you get it? how much was it?

I’ve been looking at stats ( yes, I’m one of those geeks)

I. Love. Stats.

I believe they give the best, most in depth knowledge into the developing world. We have too many people to simply state an average. I wanna know what we are doing to the world. If more people were to look at this information- I believe we could make a change. This all links to…

My closet.

Your closet, hell the worlds closet.

Do you know what your clothes are made of? How they were made? How many do you have? So many questions I know, but I’m in a questioning mood today.

So lets look at the facts (I’m only gunna do a couple cause I want them to really sink in)

Did you know:

“UK citizens discard around a million tonnes of textiles a year ” (Publications.parliment.uk, 2019)

“Australians buy an average of 27 kilograms of new textiles each year and then discard about 23 kilograms* into landfil (Textilebeat.com, 2019)

Now lets talk about this…

This is a problem.

There that’s all that needs to be said.

This is a textile landfill…

Now…lets change the vicious cycle of us wearing clothes three, four times in its lifetime and actually enjoy the items we work hard to pay for. I buy nice shirts, yes they are more expensive than a shirt of £14- but they will last me much longer. As a result less have to be produced meaning a happier planet.

I’m not saying we have to be extreme with what we buy to the point of going clothes shopping once a year…but maybe it’s time we start being mindful about what we spend our money investing in.

I say investing in because every time we buy from a shop we support them- do you know what you’re supporting with your closet?

Its certainly a thing to think about for the future, because once you notice a trend in your clothing its hard to look away

I hope you all have a nice night, new post tomorrow

Lis.

Bibliography:

Publications.parliament.uk. (2019). Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability – Environmental Audit Committee – House of Commons. [online] Available at: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmenvaud/1952/report-files/195207.htm [Accessed 11 Jun. 2019].

Textilebeat.com. (2019). Aussies send 85% of textiles to landfill | Textile Beat. [online] Available at: https://textilebeat.com/aussies-send-85-of-textiles-to-landfill/ [Accessed 11 Jun. 2019].