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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
We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.
Stephanie Giorgio, a classical musician, credits The Class for helping her cope with anxiety, focus, fear, and self-doubt.
For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
Those who come to the Dinner Party are self-selecting; they do want to talk about it.
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?
Jean grinned and dribbled self-consciously, and showed his two little teeth to the proudest father in the world.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke