incrediBILL - 5:36 am on Jul 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sometimes earning a steady payment, reducing the stress of being whim to Google updates, and having consistent time to live after work can be an oasis in the desert.
I know of a few people who did well in advertising but the long hours, updates, speed of the web and lack of time doing what they really wanted had them move back to 9-5.
I worked longer and harder hours working for those so-called 9-5s than I have working for myself and more often for less money. Forget family. Forget dinner at home. Forget weekends. Not that I don't sometimes work long hours, but it's MY CHOICE, and there's nobody staring over my shoulder asking questions all the time which could get someone smacked.
Plus the myth that having a job vs. being self-employed is a steady paycheck is quite laughable because slackers will find themselves in trouble in either environment. In the current economic climate you could easily find yourself, and a thousand other people, sitting in the parking lot with pink slips on a moments notice.
True, you can slide for a while in a larger team environment in an office but eventually you have to deliver and management tracks delivery dates and no amount of hemming and hawing can dispute the facts when presented on a gantt chart.
OMG, did I just say gantt chart? I need a drink...