Pros & Cons of Working Alone
I run a one woman JOT so purchase auto insurance work by myself during the day. I never get lonely though because I have my dog, Merle, to keep me company. I have had people ask me if it bothers me to be by myself all managed web hosting and after working in the corporate world for over 15 years, I can answer: H E double hockey sticks no! But to be fair, I wrote myself a list of the pluses and minuses of working solo:
1. No more tyrannical, ego-maniacal bosses to put up with.2. No commute.3. Do not have to listen to co-workers' drama.4. Do not have to stress over the rumor mill.5. Peace and quiet rule!6. Do not have to complete "personal goals" on my section of my performance review. They never liked seeing, "Save my money to open a quilt business." Or "Retire by 58."7. My annuity loan creative side can finally breathe. The CYA, watch your back, don't trust anyone side can retire.
1. I am my own tyrannical, ego-maniacal boss.2. Responsible for all the daily household minutiae because I'm Speed Racer all day "doing nothing".3. Have to make up my own gossip.4. One day, I may have tell myself I'm laid off (awkward).5. Merle does not like my singing.6. How the heck do you write a business plan?
Since the plus list is longer than the minus list, I guess I'm where I'm supposed to be. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go see if I'm achieving my business goals, and complete Merle's performance review.
Anne Lemin, owner of Quilted Lovelies, is a quilter and quilt designer specializing in custom made quilts and table runners. Visit TARGET="_BLANK" www.quiltedlovelies.com/">Quilted Lovelies to learn more. 2008 Quilted Lovelies. This article may be freely distributed without modification provided that the copyright notice and author information remain intact.