Do You Wish to Be an Employee or Employer?

Based on an Article by Remez Sasson

Ask yourself, what would you like to be, an employee or an employer? As an employee, you work for others. You make money for other people and receive a salary, usually a fixed amount of money for each hour you work, or a fixed monthly amount.

As an employer, you work for yourself and employ other people. This gives you the opportunity to improve your financial condition and earn much more money than as an employee. Since you are the owner of your business, you will probably work harder, earn more, and have more responsibilities

For some people, the thought of being their own boss is intimating. They would rather work for others, because they feel safer and do not have any worries of running a business.

As an employee you can make progress, and depending upon the position you are working, you can reach a high position and earn well.

However, as an employer, you constantly need to find ways to search new customers, increase your orders, and improve your business. However, if the business succeeds, you would earn much more money.

Do you prefer to work for others, as an employee, or prefer to work for yourself and be the boss?

Some people are better as employees, and some, have the ability to become the employers.

Most people start to work for others, as employees. Some continue to do so all their life, but a smaller percentage, at some point, contemplate of quitting their job and starting their own business.

The decision to stay as an employee, or quit your job and start your own business and get employees to work for you requires deep thought and taking into consideration many things.

Do You Possess the Skills for Becoming an Employer?

  • Are you assertive enough to be an employer?
  • Do you have skills for the business you want to build?
  • Do you have enough patience and perseverance to go on, even if you fail?
  • Do you have enough motivation?
  • Do you have the money and means to start your business?
  • What skills do you need to develop?
  • Are you positive enough and have enough faith in yourself and in your plans. Can you continue, despite ridicule, failure or discouragement?
  • Whatever you choose, try to choose wisely. Think of the pros and cons of your decision. Think whether you really want and are able to become an employer, or maybe it is wiser to stay as an employee.