For those of us that work full time, the nice thing about a day job is the stability. At most companies, you clock out after 8-9 hours and call it a day. I would never work more than 40 hours a week if I wasn’t getting paid for it but that’s just me. And even though I bitch and complain about my old cubicle job all the time, there are much worse jobs on this planet that pay a lot less and require you to work a lot harder. How hard is it to sit behind a desk for 8 hours and browse the internet for part of that time?
One of the mains reasons why I don’t like cubicle type jobs though is the low correlation between how hard you work and how much you get paid. At my day job I could have busted my ass day in and day out and I maybe would have seen a slight raise at the end of the year(1-2%) compared to my co-workers, no guarantees though. But when I’m working for myself, there is a direct correlation between how hard I work and how much money I make. [Read more…]