90% of Americans Would Give Up a Key Work Benefit to Be the Boss

It’s no secret that there are many perks of being the boss — like more freedom, higher pay, and better benefits. In fact, a recent survey done by Thimble revealed that 90% of Americans are willing to give up a key work benefit for the perks of being their own boss. Even with greater economic uncertainty due to COVID-19, there’s been an increase in entrepreneurial activity. 

The survey, which assessed 1,500 respondents, discovered that most Americans were most willing to give up annual bonuses or paid time off to gain the autonomy of working for themselves. Additionally, 20 percent of respondents admitted they would give up a competitive salary and 13 percent would give up their weekends off to be the boss. 

Through this we can infer that Americans believe the benefits of working for themselves outweigh the benefits that a typical corporate job has to offer. Are you ready to be your own boss? Check out the infographic below to see if you have what it takes to work for yourself, and some must-know tips to get started! 

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Brian Farrell is a coach, helping clients achieve their personal and professional goals. He's also the creator of the "QA2 Method". For more about Brian, visit bfarrell.com

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