14 June 2008


As I unwittingly take a sneak peak back into the world of business, I am reminded of my disliking towards corporate politics and shoe-polishing. Alas, that is how the world spins.

10 June 2008

Employed vs Self-employed

In terms of work experience, I've been contributing to the economy since way back during my schooling days. Having a mother who runs a recruitment agency really has its perks when it came to finding vacation work. From short 1 or 2-day stints up to 2 or 3-month long temporary work, I always got great opportunities come my way, with above average paychecks as well.

On my own account, I also had an offer for permanent employment even before graduating... from a company who was willing to pay me more than I was asking. I spent 2 years with them before venturing out into the world of self-employment. It has been nearly a year since making that bold move and it's an entirely different world.

You could probably make your own comparison, but here's my take on it.

I miss the routine of walking into the office every morning and greeting my fellow colleagues. I miss have company for lunch regardless of whether or not I have a sales call. It was also a joy looking forward to company trips or annual dinners. Now looking back on the past, I realize being accountable to a boss has its advantages as well. Not to mention having a guaranteed paycheck and various allowances and expense claims.

On the other hand, I like the flexibility of being self-employed. Having the freedom to schedule my work around my family and friends instead of vice versa. I like being able to plan adhoc holidays as and when I like, assuming budget permits. I like not having to report to an idiotic boss. I like that there's no limit to how much I earn as it depends solely on how much I'm willing to work.

After experiencing both employment and self-employment, there's only one thing left to try... and it's not unemployment. I would really like to find something that combines all the benefits of employment and self-employment. Anyone got any ideas?

04 June 2008

Fishing My Way To Made Of Honour

Trying some nuffnang contest.