Coming to the conclusion that I would never again want to work for someone like my best previous employer is exactly why I went into business for myself. That’s why last year I decided it was time for me to put my money where my mouth is. If I am capable of generating vast wealth for myself, even with an employer siphoning out his fair share, then I am capable of generating even greater wealth for myself when I don’t have to worry about the boss. This doesn’t make me unique – I wish that many more people would come to similar conclusions. So far, it is working. I’m actually a lot further along that I imagined I would be by now. It’s not exactly an income yet, but it promises to be a good one eventually.
Ultimately, I became completely disillusioned with the whole myth and illusion of steady income. There is no such thing as job security, only the illusion of job security. When you are working for yourself, you work and you may or may not have work to do and income next month. Similarly, when you are working for someone else, you work and you may or may not have work to do and income next month. So why bother working for someone else? If you are able to generate $XXX income working for someone else, imagine what you will make if you don’t answer to someone else, and if they aren’t taking their share of your earnings. I’m hesitant to even take on employees, and would prefer to sublet work to others who are self-employed. If I do get to the point of hiring, I can think of several people who would be great to have working for me, including some of my old coworkers.