Many people dream about the day they can leave their job and start working for themselves. While being self-employed certainly has its perks, it can also be challenging to step out on your own two feet. Here are 11 truths about being self-employed.
1 You’ll reminisce about the days of annual leave
Remember those days when you could take a long holiday and get paid every single day? Yeah, neither do we.
2 When the clock hits 5pm, nothing changes
When you run your own business, you work ALL. THE. TIME.
3 You actually miss your co-workers
When you’re feeling lonely, you start to reminisce about the office comradery.
4 Being your own boss is really hard work
Calling all the shots, being constantly motivated and making hard decisions can be tough.
5 You’re constantly learning new things
Being a one man (or woman) band means you have to learn how to do e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.
6 You’ve become thrifty
Watching all the money that’s coming in and all the money that’s going out, means you’ve suddenly become quite frugal.
7 Days off are a work perk
And you don’t have to ask permission from anyone.
8 Corporate attire is a thing of the past
Say hello to sweatpants and oversized t-shirts.
9 Success becomes personal
A win for the business, is a win for you.
10 You can actually charge for overtime
Working late? Now you can actually bill for ALL the hours you work.
11 Tax time makes you nervous
All of a sudden, you’re in charge of ALL your own taxes and paperwork.
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