Yet, full-time, W-2 employment is still the standard way to go. It's embedded not just in the workplace, but in all of our social systems--schools, standard office hours, routines, day care hours...
This LinkedIn article says that non-linear careers are better. If you don't have access to LinkedIn, I'll summarize. The author says college is expensive and overrated. We should focus instead on internships since experience and networks are more valuable than degrees. You could start a company instead of working for someone else. There are other ways of learning besides the clas
Looking back, I'd say the idea of a non-standard career hardly occurred to me. It's not really surprising. With the world changing as fast as it does, how could I expect my tiny elementary school with one computer in the library to prepare me for the real world?
I think the author is right that less traditional careers will become more and more common. This will give people more freedom to determine their own schedules and ways of working. But it could make things difficult for those who thrive on the security of having another person pay them.
Do you prefer being an employee, your own boss, or a hybrid of these two? What non-traditional career or education moves have you made?