Many of us desire an easier life, but complete ease remains elusive.
A Malaysian named Yon turned to social media to inquire about netizens' opinions on the better choice: working for a company with a fixed monthly salary or freelancing.
Gaji 4k under company— Yon (@Amrlamnnn) August 24, 2023
Freelance Rm150-300 sehari
Mana satu lagi better? help
Yon emphasized the company he is opting to work at had offered him two options: a fixed RM4k salary with an allowance, and a freelance job that pays RM150-RM300 per day.
Yon rasa yon kena explain lebih sebab ramai dok pahe— Yon (@Amrlamnnn) August 25, 2023
1 compny offer 2 bende:-
fix 4k inc allowance dan 150 perjob tapi 1 hari kerja wajib kena buat 1 job kalau buat lebih u dapat lebih tapi 150 tu confirm
Cuma freelance tu dia boleh kerja di rumah sbb tiada allowance, dia
He explained, "By completing one job per day, you'll receive RM150, but there's potential for more income with extra jobs. Plus, freelancing offers home-based work without an allowance, providing flexibility. The company only allows me to pick one, not both. So a hint: My work seldom involves just one job due to 8-9 hours of daily work; doing only one job daily isn't practical."
Many netizens joined the discussion, recognizing the decision's context-dependent nature.
However, the prevailing sentiment in the tweets suggests that most Malaysians lean towards freelancing due to work-life balance, avoiding office commutes, and the potential for building a personal business.
Conversely, those advocating for working full-time highlighted the security of a steady monthly income and associated benefits such as medical insurance and EPF accounts, which facilitate loans.
So, the question remains: if given a choice, would you opt to be a freelancer or a full-time employee? Share your thoughts in the comments!