Why self employment?It's been so long since I had to work for "the man". Now, I've never actually met "the man" but I did put in my time giving years of my life to have some level of perceived job security as an employee.
Does job security really exist today? I think working for someone else to maintain your job is pretty much like that line in an old Janet Jackson song "What have you done for me lately?"
Sure, my hours in self employment are consistently higher than they were in the world of employeedom (my new word, use it if you want).
One good thing about self employment is I don't really have to worry about a meeting where someone calls me into their office and tells me my position is being eliminated, transferred, reallocated or some other gobblygook to soften the blow of me being separated from the company.
I also don't have to play according to corporate rules on interacting with only two levels higher than my position and communication through approved "channels". This is typically true of in the environments of large billion dollar corporations.
Thirdly, gone are the days of annual reviews where single digit increases are meted out like candy from a parent to a child. "No, you did these things well but we need to see more of this or that from you. We will be increasing your pay (or not) by "X" percent."
People who are self employed do face the possibility of making zero but also have the ability to make as much as they want. Think about the possibilities and the freedoms which self employment success would bring. News people continue to play the same tired song of unemployment percentage, job layoff and dire economic news but you can change the tune for yourself by starting your own business. As a person who is self employed, I like that kind of music even more.
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Richard J. Garcia | 06/19/2010