You Know You’re Self-Employed When…

 

As most of you guys know, I’ve recently wandered into the universe of self-employment. I have to say it is a universe unto itself and there are lots of things you learn – some quickly and some very slowly. Like how to build a website for instance. πŸ˜‰

To help those of you who aren’t sure if you are self-employed or not, I have compiled the following list that will tip you off to your current status. You know you’re self-employed when…

1. Finding stuff around your house that you don’t need and can sell to other people who don’t need it, on Ebay, sounds like a brilliant idea.

2. You’re sure that the jumbo, family-sized jar of peanut butter that you purchased at the local box store will fufill your daily protein requirements.

3. Anything that anyone will pay you for falls under the venue of your services.

4. Nobody misses you. There are no calls from work demanding that you return or even wondering where you are.

5. You find that discussing rate increases and layoffs with your mailman fascinating conversation and look forward to it, every day at 3 pm.

6. The goth children slumped at the patio tables at the local Starbuck’s seem like happy and productive people to you.

7. You start dunning Circuit City for that $10 rebate they owe you.

8. You notice that the thrift shop has raised its prices.

9. You look forward to Jerry Springer reruns.

10. A bag of chips and a diet coke strikes you as a mighty fine meal.

11. You wonder if you really can keep up your blond highlights with lemon juice.

12. You are beside yourself with joy when you discover you can borrow videos from the library for free.

13. You realize that your pajamas and your work clothes are one in the same.

14. Your relationship with your computer has been taken to a whole new level.

These are merely a few of the clues that you are self-employed. Feel free to add to the list.

WC

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19 thoughts on “You Know You’re Self-Employed When…

  1. LOL. Oh this could be another book in itself. Do you have an interest in writing humor? I bet you would do well.

    LOL Teens, that’s what I thought I was doing. πŸ˜†
    WC

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  2. hahaahh .. well done, Annie, well done.
    I especially liked the pajama/work clothes and Ebaying. I frequently look through the house and throw shit on Ebay, just to see what it’d do. You’d be surprised at what your junk could bring in.

    Oh come on, Red – you’re kidding right? Send me an email and tell me what you sold on ebay.
    Annie

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  3. Oh ye of little ebay faith STILL?????? *thunking WC over the head really really hard*

    OKay, fine – come to my house and help me pick some stuff out then. πŸ˜‰
    A

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  4. I LOVE $s 4 and 5!!! I have a funny story to tell someday. OK, now that I think about it, not that funny. But I sOOOOOO get number 4. (i’m going to go re-read it now, to make sure….)

    OH. #5 is cool, cuz I really like my mail delivery person. πŸ™‚

    You’ll make it – you’re awesome. πŸ™‚

    Hey C!
    I know what you mean about #4 – it’s a little startling isn’t it? For a while you regard the phone with a hunted look, soon it becomes hopeful, then you stop looking at it altogether. πŸ˜†
    WC

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  5. I LOVE $s 4 and 5!!! I have a funny story to tell someday. OK, now that I think about it, not that funny. But I sOOOOOO get number 4. (i’m going to go re-read it now, to make sure….)

    OH. #5 is cool, cuz I really like my mail delivery person. πŸ™‚

    You’ll make it – you’re awesome. πŸ™‚

    LOL, wow, you liked this post so much you needed to say it twice. Cool. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  6. LMFAO!!!!!! 6. The goth children slumped at the patio tables at the local Starbuck’s seem like happy and productive people to you.

    LOL Ali,
    I wondered if anyone noticed that one. In fact, it’s my favorite clue. πŸ˜†
    WC

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  7. CannonballAnnieTalks.
    Saw the picture and that’s what came to mind.
    Hey, who’s this Fuzz character? :mrgreen:
    TTYL,
    ~m

    Yep, got my canonball outfit and helmet at the ready. And awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay we go! πŸ˜†
    A

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  8. Was that an invitation? Cuz you know I’ll jump right in my vehicle and drive 4 days to get there if it is!!!

    Well, okay, see you on Thursday then. πŸ˜†
    A

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  9. You notice that the thrift shop has raised its prices… LOL! Great post Annie!

    Yup, I did and it was mucho big bummer too, Bella. Seriously, $3.99 for a pair of jeans? Come on! πŸ˜†
    WC

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  10. 5. You find that discussing rate increases and layoffs with your mailman fascinating conversation and look forward to it, every day at 3 pm.

    Don’t be hatin’ on the mailman! πŸ˜›

    Nope, I’m not hating on the mailman – you see, I said I looked forward to his 3pm visits everyday. Now that’s love. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  11. You ‘miss’ and/or ‘confuse’ public holidays. Case in point, Easter Monday… I THOUGHT it was a holiday, but my regularly employed bro says it ain’t… ON and UP I say.

    Ah…er….yeah, Easter always happens on a Sunday. You may have it confused with the odd formula that I believe the government came up with as regards paid holidays. For example, if a holiday lands on a Sunday then the employee is paid for and gets the day off on the following Monday. There may be other configurations of this tradition but I think that’s where your thinking got vaklemped on this one. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  12. WHEW, You got it down really good. WC. I laughed at all of em.

    I kinds like jammies for my choice of clothing…LOL! Of course that is Hugh Hefners work clothes right? LOL! I be loving chips and coke too. As for the rest of the story, I am ROFL because it is so true! You go girl!

    Hey Ange,
    I never thought of the fact that we are just like Hef. Now that is cool. πŸ˜†
    WC

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  13. Fun list, WC. You had me laughing all the way through. Sadly the bag of chips and diet coke sounds pretty good to me!

    Loved the goth children one. Last Christmas a group of kids came out of one of the malls as I went past, laughing and chatting… I took one look at them and wondered why they were so happy. It was Christmas, they should’ve been miserable like the rest of us! I spent Christmas wondering if I was a bad person. πŸ™‚

    And I’m sure things will pick up for you soon, WC. A silly website can’t keep you down. πŸ˜‰

    Happy Goth Children? Did you actually get a photograph of this? It must have been something in the coffee. I can’t even imagine. πŸ˜†
    WC

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  14. I’ve considered myself unemployed for the past month but if I put #3 into play then I guess I’m technically self-employed. Yay!

    Hey 2LD & welcome!
    Yes, now see, I didn’t even realize that this post was a public service when I wrote it. πŸ˜‰ And hey, you want to be an entrepreneur, so you must most definitely keep expanding your services – I mean, heck, babysitting certainly falls under the auspices of freelance writing, doesn’t it? πŸ˜†
    WC

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