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?
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.