So, I'm halfway through the day and I just realized it's Family Day in Canada! Today is a statutory holiday and I'm working like it's any normal Monday.<br><br>Happy Family Day to my fellow Canukistanians ! <br><br>Oh, and Happy Presidents Day to the folks south of us too <br><br>[color:blue]"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin</font color=blue>
I remember that stuff from my freelance days. The only day I refused to work was Christmas Day, and at that there were clients who would whine, not that they would be working, themselves. One time I worked every single day (except Christmas) from late October to mid May. I made pretty good bread those two years. Of course, I also paid pretty hefty inkum-dinkum tax. There are drawbacks and benefits to working for yourself. Nobody I know with a regular job can just up and go to the movies in the middle of the week when the crowds are not there...<br><br>[color:blue]Laz, OFI[/i]<br><br>Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. -Groucho<br>
"Nobody I know with a regular job can just up and go to the movies in the middle of the week when the crowds are not there..."<br><br>Yes, one of the benefits we take advantage of, is to do our errands and grocery shopping at 2 in the afternoon.<br><br>Most of our neighbors think we are unemployed and offer to bring us job applications to positions available in their company. <br><br>[color:blue]"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin</font color=blue>
"Are you still doing programming? "<br><br>Only on days that I'm brilliant. Most days, I'm just inserting bugs into our code, so days like today I can spend testing and removing bugs. <br><br>[color:blue]"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin</font color=blue>
Disadvantage: My Little Sister is my boss, so my conscience won't let me worm my way out of tight spots.<br><br>Advantage: I can work in my PJs, let my dogs hang out at the office and drink on the job (OK, that's strictly a Friday night thing ). Oh! And I can take off for ball games and cookoffs. My boss totally gets that both activities keep me sane enough to work insane hours.<br><br>Hmmm. Advantage definitely outweighs disadvantage, as long as I don't count how much more $$ I could make working a straight job. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>as long as I don't count how much more $$ I could make working a straight job.<p><hr></blockquote><p>...and then have no time to spend it except the weekend, or be too tired to enjoy it from having to spend 10-12 hours a day, at least 5 days a week, close to 52 weeks a year, for decades, getting ready for, commuting to, and working at the job.<br><br>I've wondered about a real job too, but I feel the freedom does outwiegh everything else. And like you we also have no kids so without that commitment there is a little more room for error.<br><br>------> JD's Trivia game<br><br>------> MCF-MM Trivia game
You know I taught school for many years and one time I was at conference in Wichita KS during the week. I was taking meal break in the early afternoon at a local eatery something like Spangles. Just sitting there looking around wondering what was different in the surroundings. I just couldn't place it that something was different. Then it hit me like a ton of clichés. There were no kids. All the people there were adults. So different. It occurred to me that all the time when I am off work so are the kids, thus every-time I go out there were kids. At that time I realized what the normal Layman had it over the teachers. They got to live their lives with kids running around and making noise and getting in the way and being a nuisance. When the layman is out they have their kids being watched and taken care of by others, like Teachers.<br><br>Now I am retired and I truly love it. To shop and not have to wrassle kids for the place in line<br><br>dave<br><br><br><br>
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