Origin of self-employed
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What does self-employed mean?
Self-employed means earning one’s main income by getting paid directly for one’s work, such as by owning one’s own business, as opposed to being an employee and getting paid by an employer.
When people describe themselves as self-employed, it typically means that this is their primary way of earning income, and that they do it full-time—as opposed to working as an employee and doing freelance work on the side, for example.
The term self-employed is often used by and applied to people who consider themselves business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs.
Self-employed is sometimes used to collectively refer to self-employed people, as in This program is intended to help the self-employed.
The state of being self-employed is self-employment.
Example: I love being self-employed—my boss is amazing.
Where does self-employed come from?
The first records of the word self-employed come from the late 1700s. Its base word, employ, ultimately derives from the Latin implicāre, meaning “to engage” (the word engage is sometimes used to mean “to hire” or “to employ”). The self part of the word is used in the same way in other words like self-governed and the more recently coined self-partnered.
Most people who are self-employed will tell you that it has its pros and cons. On the positive side, you’re your own boss. But it’s often a lot of responsibility and risk. People who are self-employed don’t get many of the benefits associated with being a full-time employee of a company or organization. Being self-employed doesn’t necessarily mean you work alone—many self-employed business owners employ other people.
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How is self-employed used in real life?
Self-employed is often used in the context of one’s status as a worker, such as for tax purposes.
The benefit of being self-employed is that I don't have a manager that expects linear productivity output and there's no quarterly perf reviews.
— Evan You (@youyuxi) May 11, 2020
We’ve extended the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, allowing self-employed workers whose livelihoods have been affected by #coronavirus to claim a second and final grant in August.https://t.co/CHa4b5PVxT pic.twitter.com/NjQxFEPVSo
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) May 30, 2020
hoo boy just found out someone tried to get me 'fired' for posting bail fund links (I'm self-employed, suckas)
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) June 2, 2020
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Filing taxes when you’re self-employed is tricky—you don’t have an employer keeping track of anything for you.
How to use self-employed in a sentence
We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.
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For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.
Models in Israel will have to maintain a BMI of 18.5 or higher if they want to stay employed.
I went into the audition as Fericito, the Venezuelan percussionist, and then I did a self-defense expert.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Duchess had also a tent for their sick men; so that we had a small town of our own here, and every body employed.
Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.Children's Ways|James Sully
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?