whose self employed

@benny128 (3624)
April 3, 2009 3:24pm CST
how many of us my-lotters are self employed, I am my own boss, anybody else either runs a company or is self employed by a compay as say a contractor.
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• United States
4 Apr 09
I have been self-employed almost all my life. I started in auto mechanics out of college (technical) and had an eye injury that left me blind in my left eye which kept me out of work for months. I had the injury off the job and the only insurance I had was on the job coverage. When I recovered I never really liked the mechanics as much so I moved around a little in the job industry. To shorten; years later I started at a company that installed satellite dishes. This was just a few years after the home dish service became popular and I at once fell in love with the work and have installed all brands of satellite dishes and cable service since and have sub-contracted this work for over 8 years now. The only problem is the economy is very bad where I am and with gas prices the way they are it is hard to make a living doing house installs. Soooo... I am trying to make my internet income enough to be my new main source of income. I must say that having sub-contracted all these years makes it hard to punch a clock even though with though working for someone else will keep all the responsibilities off of you.
@benny128 (3624)
5 Apr 09
damn wish you were in uk, could of got some sat equipment off you as used to have a moveable tracking dish on my old house, used to watch loads of sport and some very strange channels for free lol,
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• United States
5 Apr 09
I would surely fix you up!!!...........You know that I am always watching satellite while I work. I gotta make a new shelf and move the tv so I don't get a cramp in my neck from having to turn around all the time the way the desk sits. And I'm not moving this giant desk that I love. Think I'll start a post about that!!
@liaamur (420)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
me me! i am self-employed now and loving it. it has its challenges, and i think i've learned more out of my life during this time than that when i was working--i've learned to impose martial law on myself, discipline has always been my challenge. with the free time that i have, i'm taking my masters this june, which is another income...*crossing fingers with eyes closed* ^_^V
@benny128 (3624)
5 Apr 09
cool good luck for june, woot woot, yeah I think the discipline side of self employed is the hardest part.
• United States
4 Apr 09
Hmmm... I wonder what do you guys do? I want to be like that. =)