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Origin of self-employment
Words nearby self-employment
What does self-employment mean?
Self-employment is the state of being self–employed—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.
The term self-employed is often used by and applied to people who consider themselves business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs.
Example: I love self-employment—my boss is amazing.
Where does self-employment come from?
Employment is a noun form of the verb employ, which 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-government and self-control.
Most people who are self-employed will tell you self-employment 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. Self-employment doesn’t necessarily mean you work alone—many self-employed business owners employ other people.
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What are some other forms related to self-employment?
What are some words that share a root or word element with self–employment?
What are some words that often get used in discussing self–employment?
How is self-employment used in real life?
Self-employment is often used in the context of people’s status as workers, such as for tax purposes.
Perk of self-employment: Choose your own hours!
Drawback of self-employment: There will be 12 of them today! https://t.co/LA7fFB9GNx
— Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) May 1, 2017
Day 1 of 100% self employment
Pros: the world is my office
Cons: the world is my office
— maobaby (@maobaby) September 27, 2018
— HM Revenue & Customs (@HMRCgovuk) June 1, 2020
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Is self-employment used correctly in the following sentence?
As self-employment becomes more popular, fewer people have a traditional 9-to-5 office job.
Example sentences from the Web for self-employment
It also forced existing Chinese Americans out of the labor force, and into self-employment.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken|Marlow Stern|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the slowing down of economies everywhere, the poor will lose their jobs and income from self-employment.
The government should thus open an escape to the worker from the wage system into self-employment by way of free land.
Consumers' cooperation was to be but a stepping stone to producers' self-employment.
The lure of "greenbackism" was that it offered an opportunity for self-employment.
The Homestead law opened up the road to self-employment by way of free land and agriculture.
Almost seven million veterans have been aided by unemployment and self-employment allowances.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman|Harry S. Truman