Are You Happy Being An Employee?

Singapore
July 27, 2008 10:52pm CST
Many people are stuck in the rat race, of trying to make ends meet. We are stuck in a job we hate, fixed working hours, a fixed salary. But, how many of us are happy just being an employee for the rest of our lives in this time and date where technology is so advanced? I myself, is not happy being an employee for the rest of my life, being stuck in a job and being desk bound for the rest of my life. I want to have the freedom to do what I want, at the time I want to do it, and not be ruled by the clock. Thus, it is my dream to start my own business and be my own boss. As such, being in a full time office job now is just to start off to build up my dream. How about you? Are you happy to being just an employee or do you have bigger dreams that you wish to fulfill?
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@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I have done both and neither are easy. I was am employee for many years and also wanted to make my own hours and not be ruled by anyone else. So when the opportunity presented itself I opened my own buiness, a bridal shop. Owning your own business ( which I did for many years) is hard because you are the "go to" person when it comes down to it. You have to pay the bills and if things are slow, the money comes ou of your pocket. When you start a business you need at least one years worth of money on the side just in case. Now I am in Real estate which is sort of in the middle.
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• Singapore
31 Jul 08
Lol, thanks for sharing =) Now it is the best of two worlds? Being a self-employed person who has also have to answer to your team manager.
@garry52 (47)
• China
28 Jul 08
our boss is a new-rich,he did not know how to become a good manager .just from i came in ,our company is fired 9 stuff . i am not happy in this corporation .i want quit my job an to find a better office .perhaps ,i will establish a business to build up my dream .
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Haha, sounds like a tough manager to be working under. Where are you from? Nobody should do something that they hate or dislike doing. If you wish to establish your business and it's your dream to do that, then GO FOR IT!
@abetole (221)
• India
28 Jul 08
I do not like ruling me in the office. I like flexi hours working; however in India, where I work, do not have the policy for flexi hours. I like to be my own boss. I also have a dream to start my own business coupled with a part time office job. I do not want to be an employer either as I do not always the tension of employees spoiling my business...lol :-) The best thing I would like to do is to start my own business !!
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Nobody likes a fixed working hours. Lol. Go for your dream, think big and you will surely succeed! I am doing my own business by the side, and I am not an employer, but I am on the way to success. If I can do it, so can you! Go for it! =)