Here’s an interesting idea. If you are semi-retired you are probably already pretty flexible with your time. Let’s face it, without a regular job tying you down you can sleep in, hang out at the library or putter around in the yard all you want without any of those job pressures. But if you are already doing all this and want to still feel connected to the working world, Flex Jobs could be just the answer.
FlexJobs.com has a massive selection of jobs that are just as the name implies – flexible. The good folks at Flex Jobs have saved us all a lot of spare time by categorizing their offerings under four main types of flexible jobs to make it easy to decide where you want to start fishing for leads or something to keep you busy every now and then so you don’t get bored mowing the lawn every Tuesday.
They have Telecommuting Jobs which are the kinds of jobs you can work at away from the employer’s office. This is what you’ve probably heard as a work-at-home job and it can be just about anything that allows you to do the work required on a phone, through e-mail or something other than in a storefront and a street office to operate from. The pros to this type of flex job are that you can find part-time or full-time opportunities and you can work most of them on your computer at home, at a local library or in your RV (hint, hint).
Freelance Jobs are a bit different than Telecommuting Jobs in that you would be employed as an independent contractor to complete tasks related to a specific job. Freelance jobs provide a great deal of flexibility in that they can be made up of long-term or short-term contracts. You can even combine a number of short-term ones with a long-term one and make even more. Freelance Jobs are built around a set of agreed upon terms, timelines and pay rates.
Another alternative is the good old Part-Time Job. It can be doing anything and the flexible part of this job is that it will be far less than a regular forty-hour work week. The typical part-time job is twenty-hours and some are less depending on what the job is. The best thing about part-time jobs is that they exist in just about every possible job situation.
Flexible Schedule Jobs-
There’s Flexible Schedule Jobs which can be a freelance, part-time or telecommuting job with a flexible schedule. This means the job hours can be very different to a normal day’s work in that the job may be based on a total number of hours and the pay rate is set to that number or can be more hours but tailored to your specific pace. The best part about flexible schedule jobs is that the hours are to be worked off however you wish say, a few hours a day or every other day or whatever you decide and the employer agrees to.
While these are common categories for flexible jobs, you may also end up working what may sound like a combination of them if you are a flexible schedule part-timer or a telecommuting freelancer. Visit FlexJobs.com to see what fits into your lifestyle and start working on your own terms.