Why You Should Never Send Full Time Job Opportunities to Your Freelancer, Entrepreneur, and Business Owner Friends

I was gonna write a quick little hot take on Instagram Stories about this, but decided I had more to say.

So, here are a few reasons why you should never send full time job opportunities to your freelancer, entrepreneur, and business owner friends…

1. It’s insulting.

You may not see it that way and you might have the greatest intentions, but to us: it’s insulting. We have a job already.

2. It feels like you don’t take our job seriously.

There is so much behind-the-scenes work, and sheer courage, that goes into working for yourself. Contrary to popular belief, it is indeed a “REAL JOB”, and we’d argue it takes a lot more fortitude than a “regular” job.

Working for yourself should be CELEBRATED, just like when someone has a baby, gets engaged, or gets that promotion at work. Shout your friends’ businesses from the rooftops!

3. It feels like you don’t believe in us.

Sending us a link to full time job makes us feel like you think we can’t do it on our own; that whatever business endeavor we’re pursuing isn’t going to be successful and we need a “backup plan”.

4. “Job security” is a myth.

Sure, benefits are nice and all. But to us: the freedom, flexibility, limitless potential income, and passion of pursuing our own journey FAR outweighs “security”. Not to mention, no full time job is ever guaranteed either.

We know you mean well, and we appreciate it.

…But unless your freelancer, entrepreneur, or business owner friend (or family member) SPECIFICALLY requests you to send them full time job opportunities: DON’T DO IT.

Share to save a life.

Thanks for reading! :)

—Rach + Oscar

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