Entrepreneurs love to disparage cubicles, the 9 to 5 grind and everything related to wage work. They urge employees to tear off their corporate lanyards, kick down the cubicle walls and join the ranks of the free-living entrepreneurs.
It’s a sexy call, but what about the downside to leaving life as an employee and striking out on your own? It’s more than just the risk of failing in your new venture. Corporate life has benefits (health and otherwise) that most entrepreneurial ventures can’t match.
New York magazine writer Jennifer Senior explores the upside of cubicle life and why we might all have to become freelancers, like it or not.