| ||Ask HN: Any advice for switching from self-employment back to employee?|
81 points by lngtmconsultant 526 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 50 comments |
|Throw-away account for confidentially. I've been self employed for about 15 years, and am contemplating a return to the workforce as an employee. While the relative freedom of self employment has been a net positive, and I've had steady work through that entire time, I'm in a different place than I was 15 years ago, with a family, a home, and additional responsibilities which make self employment more challenging.|
I'm wondering if those that have made this switch back to being an employee of a larger organization after a period of self-employment have any advice. I'm finding it difficult to even compare self employment to an employee role when it comes to basics like salary requirements considering most jobs include a benefits package that don't always have direct corollaries in a self-employment scenario.
What's your best advice for how to approach this transition and evaluate whether it might be the right time to change?
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