While Omar Mohamed, a charity worker and Uber driver from London, doesnt tend to exceed 48 hours of work a week, his hours can be erratic. He works three days a week in his paid charity role at the Haringey Somali Community Centre and around three nights a week as a cab driver. Mohamed finds his typical 40-hour week manageable. If Im working till 5am, I sleep in till 11am or 12pm the next day, he says. While many might find this routine disrupts their body clock, Mohamed says it suits him. He chooses not to work in the evening if hes feeling tired. It can be hard at times, but I like the flexibility and the extra money, he adds. job interviewMohamed, who is separated from his wife, is also a father of young children. However, they live with his parents. Self-employed workers contend with particular challenges, says Adam Waters, senior policy adviser for IPSE. Freelance income isnt always regular or consistent.
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