Freelance journalist Claire Sawers spoke about her experiences as a freelancer at the recent Stronger Voice for Women in the Media event in Glasgow last month. Advantages include getting to choose your colleagues and avoiding the moaners! Here is what she said.
We’re all working in conditions where it’s now more and more common to have a zero hours contract, to work precariously, in the unstable gig culture, with no guarantees, no safety net of a pension, sick pay, benefits or HR support.
Many of us will be conscious that budgets in our different sectors are shrinking, teams and roles are being reshuffled and employers are constantly reorganising themselves to meet changing demands.