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    Question Opie - How many of you ...

    put the seat down ... no, wait ... eh hem, That's it. How many of you are self-employed? I mean, how many of you wrang the dingdong at home? What I meant to ask is, which side of the coin do you reside. Now, let me get this straight ... What clock do you punch in on every morning? In other words, which lane are your pins standing?
    Oh he ll ... And how long have you been able to maintain your independence of self employment? What is it you do that makes it all worth it? Are you happy? Do you get coffee and doughnuts for breakfast? Does your chewing gum lose it’s flavor on the monitor over night? Do you have a secretary? Who’s your secretary? Is it Terry the secretary? Or Mary the quite contrary?
    Thanks. I needed that. Thanks. Many thanks. Thank you. Sincerely yours. Have a happy. Thanks. Surewa. Alright then, surewa. Much obliged. Mochenheimer Schoockenz Lemon drops. Thanks. Love Ya! Bye! See you soon! Talk to you later! Surewa. Night! Thanks a lot!.............................................. ........

    Please answer the question(s) seriously. This is no laughing manure. I mean, MATTER!

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    ...hmmm.

    Considering a change of vocation, Styxx? Or just a vacation?

    ;-)

    ps - I still stoke the fires of the evil corporate state. One of these days I'll work for myself.

    Jim Jarnagin - no not THAT Jim Jarnagin, the other one.

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    Re: Opie - How many of you ...

    Both sound nice right about now!
    Styxx

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    Not self-employed.

    Interestingly enough, I had a technician here at the office the other day. While he was working on a server, one of my employees asked him how he got started, how he got in the field tech-support racket... He said: "I LOVE what I do!". I don't remember hearing more hurtful words in a long time, 'cause it made me realize I DON'T love what I do....

    I just found it interesting how a simple comment, unrelated to me, could cut so deep...

    It might be time for a carrer change

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    I don't not love what I don't do.
    Not playing the non-organ at church is too dang not fun!
    Especially since I don't get not paid a non-$50 every day that isn't a Sunday.

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    Self-employed since 1996 when I was laid off from my corporate software job after a merger, and decided it was a good time to start my own consulting business.

    --- Glenn

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    Re: Opie - How many of you ...

    First, Styxx needs to get over the idea that he's as cute as MovieMaestro. Then I'll answer.

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    Re: Opie - How many of you ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FredProgGH
    First, Styxx needs to get over the idea that he's as cute as MovieMaestro. Then I'll answer.
    Done. NO ONE can be as cute as MovieMaestro!
    Styxx

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    That's better

    Work full-time self-employed at a studio. Occasionally record excellent music, often record very bad music or even worse, commercials. Have band on the side which sells a goodly number of albums (we're about to record #11) and even gigs now and then but though that is self-sustaining which is very cool it doesn't mean we get to quit the day job. Yet.

    I sometimes long for the days I worked at a company that made sensors that checked for overheating train wheels. I wound coils all day and listened to the radio. I could make about 120 coils on a good day, all hand wound. I was a coil diva. I got almost twice as many turns on the same size coil as the previous guys, which meant they were twice as powerful. My winding prowess was known throughout the railroad sensor landscape. But it got wearying. Young punks, their minds clouded with tales of power and glory in the sensor industry, would challenge me to winding duels. So many young lives lost, such a waste of potential, and for what, I would ask. And some day he (or she, yo) would come. The one that would beat me. Music was still a hobby then, and that was actually good. But this way I get to be creative at least 60% of the time and I sleep in a lot. Which is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    How many of you are self-employed?
    Not me: I work for a big pharmaceutical company. My wife, though, is self-employed. She is a certified family law specialist (certified by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization <- this is mandatory language), which basically means she's an expert divorce attorney. She has a couple of secretaries, a few part-time bookkeepers, and someone who does her billing statements.

    And a bunch of ... interesting clients. They're not all interesting, of course, but the ones that are ...

    A few years ago, a guy came into her office, really upset because his wife had gotten a court order kicking him out of the house (a temporary restraining order, or "TRO"). She calmed him down, and started going through the allegations, one by one.

    "OK, they say here that you threatened to blow up the house, with her and the kids inside"

    "No! I never said anything like that" he replies, waving his hands around.

    "OK, OK, we're just going through these. OK, second allegation: you threatened to blow up the garage and the cars."

    "No! Never!". More hand waving.

    "Third allegation, you threatened to blow up..." By this point, she's noticed a pattern

    Also, she's noticed that the client is missing a few fingers

    "Oh, umm, what happened to your poor hand?"

    "Oh, this?" [hiding hands under desk] "I, uh, I used to have this hobby. Of playing with explosives..."

    "Ahh, OK. I think we'll settle your case out of court."

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