Is a job ever worth your freedom?

For a lot of people, the idea of having a separate work and personal life is a joke which they’d rather not tell.

Unfortunately, in the modern world, the jobs which people are doing are becoming more and more intense. With each contract being signed, a little bit of freedom is flushed down the drain, and this doesn’t sit right with a lot of people.

To help you out with this, this post will be exploring a some of the freedoms your job can take, and the ways you can fight against it.

Your History: When you work with children, the elderly, or any other vulnerable people, you will often have to have a background check performed to makes sure that you don’t have a criminal record. These sorts of checks can be very invasive, and there could be information you don’t want people to find. To avoid this sort of challenge, simply steering away from jobs of this nature could see you never having a record check again. Of course, though, it might surprise you to find just how many companies look for this.

Your Body: Along with your history, a lot of employers will also want to have the chance to regulate your body. Of course, in the modern day, you can’t be fired for being overweight or out of shape. This isn’t where the concern lies, though. Instead, a lot of employees biggest fears are drug testing, as this sort of test can reveal a lot from the past, and can make life outside of work very hard. In reality, though, you should never have work impacting your life outside of it.

Your Freedom Of Speech: Some roles in the modern world involve a lot of secrecy. Whether your new job is working for a government wing or a tech company on the verge of a release, there are loads of jobs out there which will force you to keep your mouth shut. For some, being unable to share their day with those they love could be very hard. In this case, you won’t have a choice, and you will need to look for a job without a gag in place.

Your Social Life: Finally, as the last area to consider, most people wouldn’t think that their job could impact their social life. To begin, though, most jobs won’t allow you to have a relationship with a coworker, and this is just the start. Working for a company with strong political leanings will often be the worse. It can be impossible to avoid being sucked in when you first start, and you will have to adapt to make sure that you don’t fall into a trap.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the time you put into your day to day freedom. There are loads of jobs out there which encourage their workers to be free. Of course, though, you’ll have to find one which works for you before you can get started.