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Any of you ever make that decision to stop being shafted by 'the man' and become your own boss?

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Because I'm about this close to doing so!!!!
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#1
so yr suggesting shafting yourself instead of letting the boss do it :w00t:

I'm out :p
#2
thinking this title could of been worded sooooo different....
#3
what man is shafting you?.......no homophobia please
#4
I done exactly that few years back. Started up my own domestic cleaning business along with my closest friend, in Glasgow - and its been a huge success. We even won an award from the Business Gateway too not that long ago. For any of you Glaswegians in, we were even featured in the Evening Times!

The only thing I would say is that your stress levels soar!!!!!!!!!!!!! But....................the financial side is just brilliant. Got a great team on board and treat them all well, which is the key to keeping things running smoothly I think

Good luck!
#5
michelleleemoo;8676534
so yr suggesting shafting yourself instead of letting the boss do it :w00t:

I'm out :p


I Lol'd so much, I poop'd a lil

Bossyboots will you clean it up please :whistling:
#6
Lol, thanks for bringing the title to my attention guys! Now you mention it, does sound a bit dodgy!
#7
Boom123
I Lol'd so much, I poop'd a lil

Bossyboots will you clean it up please :whistling:


eeeeeeeeew got visions of rabbit droppings now
#8
I am half way doing the above, quitting my job and going solo. I still work part time but am doing more and more freelance stuff so hopefully quit my job fully soon :-D

bossyboots
I done exactly that few years back. Started up my own domestic cleaning business along with my closest friend, in Glasgow - and its been a huge success. We even won an award from the Business Gateway too not that long ago. For any of you Glaswegians in, we were even featured in the Evening Times!

The only thing I would say is that your stress levels soar!!!!!!!!!!!!! But....................the financial side is just brilliant. Got a great team on board and treat them all well, which is the key to keeping things running smoothly I think

Good luck!


Need any marketing help :whistling::whistling:
#9
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Boom123
I Lol'd so much, I poop'd a lil

Bossyboots will you clean it up please :whistling:


Sorry - there are some jobs I just wont allow :whistling: ..............and that is one of them !!
#10
faevilangel
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Need any marketing help :whistling::whistling:


hahaha, wee sneaky opportunity there! No, we are doing great thanks! Havent advertised now for past two years - our new customers have been through word of mouth, and sometimes we cant keep up, but no complaining there.
#11
bossyboots
hahaha, wee sneaky opportunity there! No, we are doing great thanks! Havent advertised now for past two years - our new customers have been through word of mouth, and sometimes we cant keep up, but no complaining there.


Best way IMHO.... A lot of mine is through word of mouth but sometimes I do need to push some people my way :whistling:

Small businesses are the bread and butter of the country, more people should take the plunge and go for it :-D
#12
faevilangel
Best way IMHO.... A lot of mine is through word of mouth but sometimes I do need to push some people my way :whistling:

Small businesses are the bread and butter of the country, more people should take the plunge and go for it :-D


Financially - am the best av ever been thanks to my business - BUT, health wise it did take its toll in the first couple of years which is a major downfall (blood pressure etc) and , one am sure a lot of you can relate too. But, I have slowly cut down on my hours and have the best business partner in the world - she is amazing and its just great that we are also very close friends...............as she can shout at me and say it how it is without me getting upset!!

I hope your business is doing good too Faevilangel:thumbsup:
banned#13
Can't be bothered with the hassle.

I don't mind being a monkey :-D
#14
bossyboots
Financially - am the best av ever been thanks to my business - BUT, health wise it did take its toll in the first couple of years which is a major downfall (blood pressure etc) and , one am sure a lot of you can relate too. But, I have slowly cut down on my hours and have the best business partner in the world - she is amazing and its just great that we are also very close friends...............as she can shout at me and say it how it is without me getting upset!!

I hope your business is doing good too Faevilangel:thumbsup:


Yeah the stress is annoying, and the longer hours but it's all worth it in the long while.

Glad to see a small business doing well. Mine is still new(ish) so still in it's infancy but it's picking up.
#15
if you feel "The Man" is shafting you, you should probably go for it.

I'm good at what I do, and get paid decent money for it. But that doesn't stop the what if's running through my mind about leaving work and relying on myself alone to put food on tables and pay bills.
#16
I think it takes a lot of guts to chuck everything in and go for it on your own - I just knew I could make a lot more money out of it but also knew it would take time - and my first week I only made a wage of..............£77:w00t: Things are brilliant now - and really really enjoyiing it.

When we heard that we won that award through the Business Gateway my business partner and I went out and had a meal at a big posh restaurant and then got very drunk on champagne :lol: - was a brilliant night and a brilliant feeling of what we had achieved:)
#17
did it years ago..its a big leap to lose that security of the monthly pay packet, but its well worth it. People get a bit dependent and addicted to so called "job security", when nowadays many jobs are not at all secure (as proved during the credit crunch). Going back to work for a boss would feel like failure now. He who Dares Wins , Rodney.
banned#18
bossyboots
I think it takes a lot of guts to chuck everything in and go for it on your own - I just knew I could make a lot more money out of it but also knew it would take time - and my first week I only made a wage of..............£77:w00t: Things are brilliant now - and really really enjoyiing it.

When we heard that we won that award through the Business Gateway my business partner and I went out and had a meal at a big posh restaurant and then got very drunk on champagne :lol: - was a brilliant night and a brilliant feeling of what we had achieved:)


well done you!

I left my job as IT manager for sumotech, started out by myself alone, and this year I closed the books with a 45k profit on my second year, last year I was -5k

Its hard work i must say.... but its more of a rewarding feeling.

Good luck
banned#19
worked for the man for 15 years before contracting. best move I ever did as retired 7 years later!
banned#20
csiman
worked for the man for 15 years before contracting. best move I ever did as retired 7 years later!


nice going, wish i could retire early. hehe - only 24! now though, my target is to earn 1 million before im 30!

we'll see

:-D
banned#21
dvhendo;8679454
nice going, wish i could retire early. hehe - only 24! now though, my target is to earn 1 million before im 30!

we'll see

:-D

It sounds good in principle but in winter can be a bit boring. Retired 3 years ago but tempted to look for something part time but at 43, might struggle to get anything.

Its lovely on days like today though (blue sky and 30 degrees in my garden!)
banned#22
csiman
It sounds good in principle but in winter can be a bit boring. Retired 3 years ago but tempted to look for something part time but at 43, might struggle to get anything.

Its lovely on days like today though (blue sky and 30 degrees in my garden!)


M&S, Tesco, B&Q etc...

Have part-time staff :thumbsup:
banned#23
DLM;8679817
M&S, Tesco, B&Q etc...

Have part-time staff :thumbsup:

Dont think I'd have the temperament to be in a customer facing role (especially in tescos lol) :thumbsup:
banned#24
csiman
Dont think I'd have the temperament to be in a customer facing role (especially in tescos lol) :thumbsup:


Just keep smiling :-D
#25
csiman
worked for the man for 15 years before contracting. best move I ever did as retired 7 years later!


dvhendo
nice going, wish i could retire early. hehe - only 24! now though, my target is to earn 1 million before im 30!

we'll see

:-D


csiman
It sounds good in principle but in winter can be a bit boring. Retired 3 years ago but tempted to look for something part time but at 43, might struggle to get anything.

Its lovely on days like today though (blue sky and 30 degrees in my garden!)



At 43 you wouldn't have a problem "contracting" (not 'getting smaller', but working on freelance assignments) again, assuming your skills are still current & there is still work available.

BFN,

fp.
banned#26
fanpages;8679987
At 43 you wouldn't have a problem "contracting" (not 'getting smaller', but working on freelance assignments) again, assuming your skills are still current & there is still work available.

BFN,

fp.

thats the problem. My skills arent current as proprietary software company went bust so only a couple of clients in the UK. Besides, I despise computer analysis / programming with a vengeance after 20+ years doing it. It slowly drives you nuts with the inane boredom of the profession.
#27
csiman
thats the problem. My skills arent current as proprietary software company went bust so only a couple of clients in the UK. Besides, I despise computer analysis / programming with a vengeance after 20+ years doing it. It slowly drives you nuts with the inane boredom of the profession.


Were you freelance for 20+ years, or just a subset of that with a prior term (or terms) as an employee of a "software house"?

If you are just looking for something to do with income (not necessarily because you need it) you could always seek employment on a support team at one of the clients for the proprietary software.

Of course you need not revert back to the software industry; if you are used to running your own business (& do not mind taking instructions from others perhaps of a more junior age) you could always look at the current retail trade. I do not mean specifically shelf-stacking or burger-flipping, but more specialised organisations.

Given your video game knowledge you could apply for a part-time role serving in one of the major high street retailers. You surely cannot do a worse job that the individuals presently in (arguably) gainful employment at a majority of the branches I visit.

Back on topic though...

I'm sure you can appreciate working for “yourself” (whether this be as a sole trader, freelance consultant, or as both [Managing] Director & employee of your own Limited Company) is not always going to reap high financial rewards (such as the ability to retire early).

Just the advantage of choosing your own hours may be a welcome break for some people.

BFN,

fp.

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