I came across this post on Quora today and it reminded me of just how much I hated working for companies and the dreaded boss!
This poor sod is doing everything right and the boss still wants to cut his salary due to “budget restrictions”. What kind of BS is that?
In the past, I’ve worked for major corporates such as IBM, Fujitsu, and Xerox, and do I miss it – not at all.
Okay, the steady money and perks were good, but the jumping through hoops and trying to be the corporate animal I wasn’t was painful. On top of this, there is a definite ceiling to what you can achieve and earn in a given job role.
You’re ultimately at the mercy of the company – look at this guy who’s probably going to have to look for another job through no fault of his own.
Job security is an illusion
And, if you think working for a boss gives you job security, I seriously suggest you think again. Years ago a job may have been for life, but that’s not the case anymore. In fact, if you don’t change your job every couple of years or so, potential employers look on you with suspicion wondering why.
The job market has taken a major shift in the last few years and if you’re reading this, you’re in the right place.
Freelancing and working online have exploded as traditional companies are challenged by globalization, an exponential growth in technology that means a physical location is no longer a prerequisite for running a business.
Using technology, it’s highly possible to run a successful, location independent business that generates substantial income with a staff of 1 – YOU.
Becoming an entrepreneur, contrary to popular belief, is the ultimate job security. You’re unlikely to sack yourself or be forced to accept a pay decrease like the poor sod above.
Now, push on in your digital (freedom) business…
Update 24/01/19: Here’s another post that shows just how vulnerable you can be in a job with a boss. That fear, uncertainty and doubt is never good…