Instead of ‘why I love my boss’, I suppose the title of this post should be ‘why I love working for myself and being self-employed’.
Seriously though, I make a pretty epic boss. I never tell myself off for being late. In fact no-one tells me off for this, unless it’s my eldest waiting in the rain for me to collect him from outside his secondary school.
I give myself holiday time whenever I want it, even if this does usually entail a mass scheduling of blog posts before we go. I let myself work in my pyjamas if I want. There’s no dress down Friday, instead it’s often a dressing gown Sunday.
Working for myself means that my tea and coffee run is super quick. Just the one cup to make unless I have visitors, this is in direct contrast to when I used to work in a bank. Tea runs then were usually for ten people, the kitchen was up 4 flights of stairs with locked doors to manoeuver with my key card. Usually there were mugs to wash before I could even think about making it.
Not to mention everyone wanting different amounts of sugar, strength of tea and various other random requests. I think the small amount of patience I have, was learned through working with others and doing tea runs. The ones who never said thank you, taught me the restraint of not ‘accidentally’ spilling their drinks on them.
Another bonus to working for myself is that I can work as and when I want. I can write anywhere and even pretend I’m ‘working’ at the beach – instagramming photos of the beach when everyone else is at work to torture them is definitely ‘work’. Honestly.
I do however think I may need to give myself a written warning for the messiness of my ‘work station’. This weekend there is going to be a whole lot of cleaning and clearing out going on. I suspect I will pay myself a bonus for doing it, payment in chocolate of course.
There aren’t many jobs where the boss lets you watch films at the same time as working, or sing along loudly (badly) to your iTunes library. I can also watch funny cat videos on YouTube without my boss telling me off. Not that I waste a lot of time doing such things of course…
My ‘job’ these days is the perfect match for me. I get to classify some of my biggest passions, photography and writing as ‘work’. I don’t think it gets much better than this, being able to love what you do and also feel that sometimes what you do can make a difference. My life has changed so much since I started blogging and freelance writing, all for the good.
Now if I can just work out how to give myself an instant pay rise often, then I’ll be living the dream ;)
Do you like your current job? I won’t ask if you like your boss, as I don’t want to be responsible for anyone getting fired…