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What is it like working at Self-Employed?
Accountant in Cape Town:
Cons: Unsure future
"I farm for myself , self employed."
Farm Manager in Johannesburg:
Pros: That I work for myself
Cons: Not enough money
"Each Person Is A Different Adventure."
Pros: Life has much more meaning and scope. Each day brings a deeper and more meaningful experience.
Cons: I pour my heart soul into each day, my energy level drops with each passing year.
Pros: Children, family, freedom, joy, pay, respect, perks.
Cons: Laundry, cleaning, lack of appreciation, stress.
Small Business Owner / Operator:
Pros: I am enjoying using my skills in retirement to solve problems and help other people.
Cons: Determining what to charge customers.
"Licensed Clinical Social Worker ~ Private Practice."
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW):
Pros: I make my own schedule, I work for myself. Work 4 days per week at a high hourly rate. I am paid by Insurance companies and employee assistance programs and do contract work. Freedom to make my own schedule and choose when to work and what hours to work.
Cons: Overhead ~ Pay monthly rent for my office. No benefits: no retirement or medical insurance. Pay high monthly fee and high deductible for medical Insurance. Pay for Liability Insurance. Responsible for high risk clients ~ if homicide or suicide, lawsuits come. Any Board complaint is investigated, sometimes taking one year to resolve.
"Psychotherapy Self Employment."
Pros: Being my own boss. Determining my own schedule and workload. My work is very rewarding and is helpful to individuals and families.
Cons: What I can earn per hour and per year is limited to the number of hours I personally can work in a week and what insurance companies and/or individuals will pay per hour. I have no additional benefits or paid time off. I often feel isolated given that I do not have colleagues.