Life's a bastard...but sometimes it lets up

The life and times of an ordinary Dublin girl. Follow her journey as she finds out working from home really ISN'T about watching Oprah all day and that perhaps men aren't really all bastards.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Self employment rocks.........

Me working away
Originally uploaded by Knackeredkaz.
WELL, it kinda rocks anyhow. As I type this I'm four days into being self employed and things are going well. I have some regular work with my old company as well as some new work with another newspaper, which I'll start working on in earnest tomorrow.

So I've some freelance work lined up, I've contacted all my contacts, I've had the leaving do, got the present and all's well with the world.

Obviously, as of yet I haven't been to the tax office, hired an accountant, sorted out my office at home, filed any of the final documentation my old job gave me, bought a car, applied for a driving licence, had the sight test, or actually DONE anything that a self employed person is supposed to have done by now, but I'll get round to it eventually.


Seriously though, things are exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time and I keep wanting to break out into a huge grin on the bus, while simultaneously throwing up over my shoes.

It's all so new and yet so familiar if you get me. I think it's because I've been offered some work at my old job that it hasn't yet sunk in that I'm out on my own. I officially finished up there on Wednesday, but the other work they've hired me back to do started on after waving goodbye the day before I found myself back at my desk the next morning working away.

Colleagues kept doing a double take as they walked past my desk going "hey...I thought you'd....?" with the implicaiton being "didn't I give money for a going away present for you, what the fu....?"

I kept having to remind myself that I was getting paid by the hour to be there but that on Monday I'd be working somewhere else and some weeks I won't be there at all. I guess I'll get used to it after a while.

So Knackeredkaz is all of a dither but as the annoying McDonald's ad goes 'ba da ba da da....I'm lovin' it'


At 11:11 p.m., Blogger Babsbitchin said...

Good Luck on your new venture!!

At 12:33 a.m., Blogger Paige A Harrison said...

I'm relieved that the recent blog silence was because of all the leaving parties and not because you'd left us!

At 3:44 p.m., Anonymous Darcy Grubaugh said...

Self-employment, freelancing - these are the things that promise flexibility. You do your work where you want, when you want, and then just get paid. Indeed, you've really got to hire an accountant for that, and make sure that things are in their right places (taxes and all). Maybe one of these days, you'll be having your own business, with your own employees, office space, and software to help you around. Wow.


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