A study...

@SomeCowgirl (32273)
United States
June 30, 2010 10:26pm CST
I reckon a better title could be made, but I don't know what to call this discussion. I guess a study is fitting as I want to know the pros and cons of being your own boss in this economy. Before you ask, no I am not really considering it, but I just wanna know. I wanna know what is better, answering to yourself only and delegating to others, or answering to others, and being delegated to. Have you ever been your own boss? Was it worth it? Was it better then answering to others? What did you did, if you were your own boss?
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
1 Jul 10
This is definitely an interesting topic baby,since I know that a lot of people complain about working for "the man" but I have also heard people say that being your own boss is just as stressful,I have never been my own boss as you already know but if I had the choice I do not honestly think I would wanna be boss who is delegating tasks to other people,I would rather work for someone and be delegated to ,simply because I am not a leader and do not like making decisions,I would rather sit back be a follower and let others decide things,because other people are more suited for that,I love you with all of my heart and soul.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Hi baby, I know neither of us are really cut out for leadership. I don't think I'd have fun being delegated to either, but I don't think I could honestly delegate to others. I would like us one day to own a farm, and maybe have a few farmhands, but I don't think that would be so bad. We could get a few of our friends to be the farmhands, and kind of make it a group thing, so no delegation required.
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@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
1 Jul 10
Unless the farm was jointly owned then someone would have to be in charge. Trust me it would not work. I had my own business that did very well for a number of years. I had a ripening house and we ripened the bananas that were not up to export standard and then I sold them to hotels along the coast. It was very stressful sometimes as when we opened the doors of the ripening house we did not now if the bananas would still be green or had ripened to yellow. I would cry sometimes when the bananas were green and we could not sell them and had et the hotels down. Anyway, my husband was already sick by this time so I paid for my children to get them all through school - and that was very expensive. And I also paid a loan from the money earned and bought two trucks for the farm. This business collapsed when my husband became very ill for the last 5 years of his life and the banana farm went downhill. So I then had to look for another job and I did. I work for a very difficult Chairman who has made meshed tears of blood. But I am still working as I cannot yet afford to retire. Hopefully in three years, please God, when I would have paid my mortgage.Blessings to you both
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• United States
3 Jul 10
Yeah baby I know what you mean it really fun to be delegated to either,and cynthiann that is true someone has to be charge so we would have to be in charge of our farm and the running of our farm,and I am sure there would be stress but it would not be that bad,and we would be able to decide when we want to do the work,and we would not have to worry about being yelled at for being late,and I am sorry to hear that your banana farm went downhill.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
2 Jul 10
Yup been there done that . and we did the work and made good money at it that we never seen for SOn in law walked off with it parting and then left us witht he debt of a big price that is we didnt pay it we would have lost our home! But we did like to work for ourselves just dont trust family to hlp you get ahead . but then I liked working for someone else let them have the headackes when things go wrong lolololol
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
4 Jul 10
It's hard to know just who to trust, even so I think there's a few good people who would help us out, family of course, but one of them being a friend (and technically family). I am sure after the headache you were happy to leave the headaches to someone else, and just work for what you could. Oh I am sorry it almost made you lose your home, I am sure that was really hard on you, but what about your daughter? it must've been harder on her.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jul 10
She left him and found someone else and she has been with him now 20 years dont seem that long but iti has lol. After all that she is stronger and puts up with no BS from anyone!
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
Hey SCG... I never tried being my own boss. The advantage of being one is that you can choose the time and the place when you start working. YOu don't have to listen to those who nag and "boss" around. LOL I see that your back in mylot again. You still working on some sites that earn much. NEOBUX is the only one that i'm sticking with ayt now.
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
5 Jul 10
I've often wondered about that. Although I like the security of being an employee, and being able to survive at work even while having days where my mind wouldn't function, I would sometimes fantasize about being my own boss. And not having to answer to anybody else. I just have to figure out what business to put up; and maybe find myself a capital to burn.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
5 Oct 10
That is one of my fears of working for myself, I'd be too afraid I'd goof off and daydream or something, not concentrate and then all I worked for would be not worth it. My husband and I have thought about selling some things, just a few things, for extra cash. We'd probably wait until we're hard up for the money and hope we can find someone to buy the stuff.. I know some people buy things on ebay and resell it for a bit higher, that wouldn't be a bad idea if it'd work.
@Andyvil (793)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
I am currently in both situation right now. I am both employed and self employed. As an employee I don't have to worry about how much I'll receive every month. I have a steady flow of income as an employee. On the other hand as a boss I don't get stressed so easily cause I have control over my time. No one is going to pressure me except for me or my clients.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
5 Oct 10
I bet you make a good chunk of cash with both working for someone and working for yourself. I'd like to do a bit of selling to make a little extra cash, it'd be in my spare time, but we don't have many things we could sell and it'd probably be better to wait until after we get our own place.
• Bangladesh
1 Jul 10
All boss is not same.It is not for economey,It is for habit.Some times for better facilities Girl do that and boss do not deney it. It is only for mans carecter.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
5 Oct 10
I am not sure what you mean to be honest.
@med889 (5958)
1 Jul 10
I would like to be my own boss thus working for myself and delegating a whole unit myself, I am tired working for someone else and earning not even the half for what I had worked for so for me it is frustrating to work for someone else.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
5 Oct 10
Yes taking orders from other people isn't always easy. Some are lucky to have fun and good bosses. From what I hear on mylot, office work just isn't fun at all. I would much rather work for myself if I had to work in an office.
@marsha32 (6779)
• United States
1 Jul 10
I don't own a real company. I say I am working from home, which is my dream. Unfortunately I'm making nowhere what I would need to actually make a living. I sell my crafts, and I have what I consider to be good weeks, like this one where I am putting together 3 orders. A pro is that you can work your own hours...and you can probably do what you love. The con is that in today's economy, orders are slim. Otherwise my work from home are sites like mylot and others. Marsha
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
5 Oct 10
Selling in this economy I am sure is a hassle. I wonder if Christmas shopping even picks up the sells for the shop owner. My husband and I have recently thought about selling some things we don't really use anymore, on a site called ioffer. We are not sure whether we are going to do that or not, but if we do it would be good for a little extra money. I am trying to "work from home" like you as well, but I find I am also not making enough to actually make a living. I thought of trying to make $5.00 a day $150.00 a month. That would pay one of our bills, and give us $20.00 left over every month. It wouldn't be much, but it'd save us the $130.00 out of my husband's pocket. Sorry I didnt' respond to this before, I'm not sure why I didn't.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Hi, Well there are pros and cons in both. As we have our own family business I can see that when you are your own boss you are not answerable to anyone but you, you have the freedom to make business decisions (that's if you are the sole proprietor), you can work at your own time, you can do whatever you think it is that you want, However, the cons are if you have employees other than yourself lol be prepared to dealing with attitude problem, countless of excuses, meeting up to the salary day ( this is a headache when you are having financial crisis in your business). There are a lot of things to be done around you to make sure that operations go smoothly, this also means you should have a keen eye for spotting talent and people you can entrust certain responsibilities. You must be patient enough to deal with different personalities especially when business is growing.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
5 Oct 10
If we were to start a business, it would just be my husband and I, and maybe a friend and his fiance. I don't think we will start a business though, but if we were to we'd be careful with our decisions. I know it can be stressful maybe even more so then just working a regular job.