Daily Archives: July 23, 2012

Old Sayings Have Some Truth

Old sayings have some truth behind them.  Like, “A penny saved is a penny earned”, or, “The early bird gets the worm”.  There is one I’ve heard several variations on, but it is so applicable to being self-employed.  It goes something like, “When you own your own business you have a jerk for a boss.”

Today was supposed to be my day off.  Nooooooo.  I couldn’t take the day off.  I had work to do.

So, what did I spend the day doing on my day off?

Working.

It is a matter of discipline, I know that.  I need to schedule my time better.  I rationalize this behavior by telling myself, ‘At least my clients get their product that much sooner.’

Even my play time can become work.  If I go on a bike ride, what do I do?  I take a camera.  What do I do when I get home?  I load the pictures on the computer.  What do I do after that?  I start retouching them.

Aye, yi, yi.

My boss better value me as an employee and start paying me better.  That’s all I’ve got to say about it.