If you work for yourself, do you stil have public holidays ?

@missbdoll (1168)
Australia
January 25, 2009 9:20am CST
Tomorow is Australia Day here, making a long weekend, it wonn't make much diffence to me, as I wrk online, so I just keep going. So the question is is you work for yourself do you still get a day off ?
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I guess my honey would probably say yes. He works from home and he has holidays every day but he still has real holidays also. Did that make sense
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@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
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. :)
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@nomoso (652)
• India
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.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
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.
26 Jan 09
I am retired so one day is much like another except I have to remember that some shops are closed on Sundays and bank holidays
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
26 Jan 09
when i was working for myself i didn't know what a holiday was except for thanksgiving & christmas.
• Canada
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. :)