Must Know Difference Of Office Based And Online Jobs

To celebrate my coming back to this blog, I asked a buddy to write a post for me. Yes, I am accepting guest posts now. And even though it’s weird to have someone else write for me when I’m supposed to be breaking my hiatus, I figured it might inspire me to write more. XD

Online jobs and office based jobs do have its pros and cons. They have notable differences and they have both the advantages and disadvantages over each other. Here are few of those differences that I think, worth of your time to read.

SOCIAL LIFE

Office Based Jobs
Social life in an office based job is alive and healthy. Office staffs or workers can talk and interact with each other personally. Their social life doesn’t end after office or working hours. Sometimes they tend to go out and have fun with the company of their co office workers.

Work From Home – Online Jobs
Social life when you are working from home doing online jobs is at its lowest state. You work alone, no office mate, no one to talk to when things gets boring or stressful. You don’t have that definite time or date of going out because all of your schedule depends on the amount of work you have to put at your job.

JOB SECURITY AND BENEFITS

Office Based Jobs
With office based work or employment, you don’t have that fear of you losing your job instantly. All companies do have it’s own employment law and policies about having job security and benefits once they hire you. You are protected by existing LABOR CODE or LAW. Health benefits and insurance is also being given to all office workers.

Online Jobs
Job security and benefits is non-existent with online jobs. With the ever changing phase of the online world, your online job might be good for today and gone tomorrow. The worst thing is, if you lost your online job, no separation pay or benefits will ever be given to you (unless you have a contract stating such benefits in terms of termination of work).

STRESS FACTOR

Office Based
Stress in this kind of environment is high. Stress, either coming from the boss or co workers is pretty normal with office based jobs. Deadlines, amount of work to be done in a short period of time as well as office politics is a big stress giving situation for office staffs.

Online Jobs
Stress doing online jobs is much more lesser. You don’t have to worry about your boss roaming around watching you do your job. You can work at your own pace as long as you can meet your deadline. You do your own thing or job strategy as long as you get your things done. You are the boss (of your time, work and schedule) with this kind of job.

SALARY

Office Based Jobs
Unless you work as a manager, supervisor or in a much higher position, then you are pretty much contented with your salary doing office based jobs. But for normal low ranking office workers, salary with this kind of job is pretty much lower compared to online jobs. Office workers do have this kind of fix salary that can increase yearly (based on performance and other factors).

Online Jobs
The salary depends on how much work or how many people or company you are working for doing online jobs. Most of the time, the income (salary) with this kind of job is much more higher than traditional office based jobs. Also, you can work for multiple companies or person doing online job thus multiplying the salary as well.

I hope you learned something from above comparison of online and office based jobs. I have have done both of those jobs (been there, done that) and currently, I am enjoying (salary and free time wise) my work doing online tasks or jobs.

About The Author

Ron do co-manage an online video game tester job website: GamingJobsOnline.Com. He believes that video game testing jobs are one of the many jobs that pays pretty well at the online world.

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Mostly writing about my life and experiences, I started blogging in 2005. This current version of the blog has been established since 2011. Professionally, I'm a homebased SEO Expert for a UK company with international clients. With a wide range of interests and hobbies, it took me a while to narrow down my blog niche. I own and care for 5 dogs in a small studio apartment in Las Piñas City, Philippines. I love traveling locally when I have the means, otherwise, I spend most of my time at home.

27 Comments

  1. Franc Ramon
    16 August, 2012

    It’s less stressful doing office job and online jobs can be also fulfilling if you put more effort.

    Reply
  2. Hazel Mae
    16 August, 2012

    ‘Been fancying an online job for some time now. I’m getting tired of having a boss, and so many heads to please. Ah well, it all depends upon the personality and circumstances. These are good eye-openers for those contemplating on shifting to either job.

    Reply
  3. Kelly
    21 August, 2012

    I went back to working outside the home after years of working online because it was just too stressful. Online jobs come and go so quickly, like you said, and it’s not so easy to find good paying jobs online, so if one goes away, you have to spend a lot of time searching for a new one to take its place. I lost a very good paying online job this past February and I couldn’t find anything online that would pay as well as that one, so I just went back to the brick-and-mortar job force. I don’t like my new job as well as I did my online job, but I’m under a lot less stress now.

    Reply
  4. Mark Martin
    28 August, 2012

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  5. nicklelove
    14 September, 2012

    There are pros and cons to having an online job, you’re right, it depends on the personality and circumstances.

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  6. nicklelove
    14 September, 2012

    True, true. I’m trying to put more effort and find something online that would pay enough to survive on a daily basis.

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  7. nicklelove
    14 September, 2012

    “Online jobs come and go so quickly, ” – That is so true. I had a project last year that was paying enough but once it was over, I had a hard time looking for a new job. 🙁

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  8. Grace
    4 October, 2012

    On the contrary, my full time online job is the most stressful, most difficult job I’ve ever had. I work twelve hours without breaks because every minute counts. All the sitting down I’ve had to do has resulted in tremendous weight gain and diabetes. But I don’t want to swap this for another office job. I’m an introvert and I just can’t stand being forced to dance in office parties. 🙁

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  9. docbien
    4 October, 2012

    I would prefer an online job for as long as it is a high paying and more stable job. However, an office work provides the right interaction with clients and co-workers.

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  10. TheToiletThoughts
    5 October, 2012

    It seems in this post that online jobs are not that good eh, but I think, that in the present state of employment here in the Philippines, I think that online jobs are way better than office jobs. More and more fresh grads (especially us nurses) are exploited in any way possible, which includes volunteer work, contractual jobs, in which these jobs give mostly very small compensation, or nothing at all. I prefer online jobs. Less stress kapag online. Just my 2 cents. hehe

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  11. Marri Bermudez
    5 October, 2012

    You have just pointed out the most common difference and most practical as well. I have neither a job online nor a work in the office. I’m a workaholic MOM 24/7.

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  12. Rizza Javier
    5 October, 2012

    What I’m missing if office-based jobs are the monthly income. hahaha! Still, I’m enjoying my time now as an online writer and blogger. Weeee!!

    Reply
  13. Ness Mercader
    5 October, 2012

    I have tried both the office job and online job. And I must say, I enjoyed them both. However, I still would like to be on the office job still. Hehe

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  14. gigi celemin
    5 October, 2012

    I’ve given up my office job several years ago to prioritize my full time career as a mom. I thought before it was a lesser choice for me but now it has become a better opportunity because I was able to explore online jobs as well and still be sociable.

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  15. ralph
    5 October, 2012

    mine just a hobby… though your probably right about the salary thing… its just that working in a company, salary is fixed where you receive every 15th… Yahweh bless.

    Reply
  16. yaniconquistadora
    5 October, 2012

    I think I love office-based profession than online ones. . . I mean i could thrive there further and that I actually miss having a real job right now.

    Reply
  17. Algene
    6 October, 2012

    During college, I was already working online up to this very moment :p

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  18. Jason Cruz
    9 October, 2012

    Well… If the online job is on social media, then it’s not very ‘alone’, I think 🙂

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  19. Noria P. Adam-Lim
    9 October, 2012

    I can say I have tried both. Online and Office jobs have their advantages. I personally prefer an online job but I don’t want to give-up my offline job because as a teacher I need to be where the action is and that is in the classroom.

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  20. Justin Queyquep
    9 October, 2012

    Social life at its lowest state at home-based online job? I bet not at all, thanks to social networks, you have enough time to bond with your family too. 🙂

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  21. gigi celemin
    17 October, 2012

    I’ve given up my office job several years ago to prioritize my full time career as a mom. I thought before it was a lesser choice for me but now it has become a better opportunity because I was able to explore online jobs as well and still be sociable.

    Reply
  22. Ness Mercader
    17 October, 2012

    I have tried both the office job and online job. And I must say, I enjoyed them both. However, I still would like to be on the office job still. Hehe

    Reply
  23. Marri Bermudez
    17 October, 2012

    You have just pointed out the most common difference and most practical as well. I have neither a job online nor a work in the office. I’m a workaholic MOM 24/7.

    Reply
  24. yaniconquistadora
    17 October, 2012

    I think I love office-based profession than online ones. . . I mean i could thrive there further and that I actually miss having a real job right now.

    Reply
  25. ralph
    17 October, 2012

    mine just a hobby… though your probably right about the salary thing… its just that working in a company, salary is fixed where you receive every 15th… Yahweh bless.

    Reply
  26. Rizza Javier
    17 October, 2012

    What I’m missing if office-based jobs are the monthly income. hahaha! Still, I’m enjoying my time now as an online writer and blogger. Weeee!!

    Reply
  27. Kelly
    17 October, 2012

    I went back to working outside the home after years of working online because it was just too stressful. Online jobs come and go so quickly, like you said, and it’s not so easy to find good paying jobs online, so if one goes away, you have to spend a lot of time searching for a new one to take its place. I lost a very good paying online job this past February and I couldn’t find anything online that would pay as well as that one, so I just went back to the brick-and-mortar job force. I don’t like my new job as well as I did my online job, but I’m under a lot less stress now.

    Reply

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