Thinking about our hourly wage stops us from smelling the roses

by Barrie Hopson on March 13, 2012 · 1 comment

in portfolio careers

This is the title of an article summarised in the BPS Research Digest Blogging on Brain and Behaviour.

It could have significant implications for portfolio workers. We are often searching for new work, new clients, new income sources. This research suggests that this could lead to a preoccupation with linking hours to amount of pay. As one of the reasons that portfolio workers give for why they do what they do is that they have a better blended work/ life scenario this may serve as a warning that we really need to focus on this so that we do not lose one of the big pluses of our career life style.

I can’t say that this is something that impacts me – so far as I know. It would be interesting to find out if others think that this is an issue for them.

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1 Helen Wiles March 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Interesting research and it does ring true with me to some degree. I can’t help but be conscious that some elements of my portfolio equate to a much better hourly rate than others. I wouldn’t say I am preoccupied with it though. In fact in some ways its quite liberating as the more lucrative work effectively subsidises other types of work that I love but would struggle to affford to do full time.

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