A friend who has a well-paid, full-time job leading a non-profit is currently suing his employer for something like breach of contract or god-knows-what.
He’s still working there, too! Amazing!
Let me say that again, because it’s nutso: My friend, who is suing his employer for breach of contract, still shows up for work every Monday through Friday.
It’s times like these, where I can reflect and be grateful for the career choices I’ve made. Mainly, I own a diversified small business.
[pullquote]My friend, who is suing his employer for breach of contract, still shows up for work every Monday through Friday.[/pullquote]The Mighty Mo! is intentionally-built to be resilient. It might even be anti-fragile! My paycheck does not change substantially at the whim of any single person or corporate event.
Both me and my fully-employed friends have skin in the game. But my career longevity is contingent on my own performance whereas theirs is largely contingent on forces outside of their control.
Us beligerently-self-employed are provided very few benefits for our labors, but this is one: We control our company’s destiny more than our fully-employed friends.