If you work for yourself, do you stil have public holidays ?
25 Jan 09
everyday is a day off. i work at my own pace, at my own time. that's the advantage of working for yourself. but at the same time, like you, holidays are being ignored. you still get to work for the sake of compensation. But that's just for me. I like working for myself. I still more of the advantages than the disadvantages. :)
3 Feb 09
Yeah thats a nice thing to argue. Even when i work for my self i don't get public holidays but i instead take leave anytime i want to. I am always on holidays but when i have work, until the work is done i don't get myself in to anything else and so i don't get holiday between a work.
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28 Jan 09
I guess you could if you wanted to. I work for myself as a writer, and I guess if I wanted to, I could take public holidays. However, as most major holidays are around my family and my family tends to make me nuts, and writing tends to keep me sane, I tend to do it on the holidays anyway.
25 Jan 09
No, I don't get holidays. If I need time off, I have to juggle to get it or take my laptop if I'm going away... but that's fine. If you're an independent, you get used to the fact that no work means no pay. If, however, you telecommute (i.e., you are an employee but you work from home), that's different. You should expect the holidays, just the same as your coworkers. :)