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February 20, 2021

EMT 2/20/21

One of the things I do to make money is freelance consulting in VoIP / Unified Communications.

While there is a lot to be said for full time employment with benefits, I would have a terribly hard time giving anyone that much power over my schedule again.

The ability to tell a client "No" to an ask they are demanding of their full time employees is incredibly empowering.

Besides avoiding the stress of feeling forced to save the asses of bosses that don't properly plan projects, I haven't attended a BS social justice kabuki class in years. There's little I like more than reminding people I'm not their employee, then handing them an invoice for my services rendered, which generally ended up saving their asses anyway despite my refusal to blow 10 hours a week in their "mandatory" conference calls.

I do this all tactfully, mind you.

If you are lucky enough to have a skill set that is in demand, it might be worth looking into self employment.


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