But we talk to the same estrella (garua) wrote in thequestionclub,
But we talk to the same estrella
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For the freelancers/self-employed professionals...

Do you ever feel that the fact that you have no boss and no fixed schedule/hours makes people around you take your job less seriously?

Do you ever get one of the following?

- But you work from home, so you can have dinner/lunch/laundry/whatever ready when I come home (implied: when I come home from my REAL job).

- But your schedule is flexible and you don't answer to a boss, so why can't you leave everything for a week/forget about checking your email/disappear from the face of the earth?

- It's not fair that you make the same/more money than I do.

If so, how do you respond?

I hate the fact that, for many people, my schedule being flexible seems to translate to "she can leave everything and be at everybody's call, at any time".

I never got this when I did the same job I'm doing now, but with a boss. Somehow it seems that my job is now less meaningful and less REAL than everybody else's. Even people with crap jobs (or no job at all), and no education, do this.

I'm in a killing mood right now.
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