It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. As I get ready for the last holiday weekend of summer I am remembering all of the jobs I have had.
After college, there was a recession. I wasn’t able to get any of the jobs that I had hoped for.
I worked many jobs including ten years as a government employee. Some of my work experiences were horrible and some were alright and I learned something from each.
There were a few times that I had bosses that were totally insane. There was a boss with a drug problem and one who was a narcissist.
When I worked in a family-owned business I competed with the boss’s children for the best jobs. I won’t even mention the toxic work environments and poisonous company “cultures” I endured on my way to greatness.
I have been self-employed since early 2002 and started my own company six years ago. I no longer have to worry about being let go. I meet a lot of interesting people and I have a lot of control over how I spend my time and who I spend it with.
Self-employment and working on a 100% commission basis isn’t for everyone but for me it has been a perfect fit. I don’t like doing the same thing each day and I need to be challenged and I actually like to work. I especially enjoy problem-solving.
Enjoy the last holiday of summer any way that you can and don’t think about work until Tuesday.