Q: What is it like working at Self-Employed?
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pendleton:
"Licensed Clinical Social Worker ~ Private Practice."
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.
Small Business Owner / Operator in Saratoga Springs:
Pros: I am enjoying using my skills in retirement to solve problems and help other people.
Cons: Determining what to charge customers.
Nanny in San Jose:
Pros: Children, family, freedom, joy, pay, respect, perks.
Cons: Laundry, cleaning, lack of appreciation, stress.
Bookkeeper in Clinton:
"Perks Of Self Employment."
Pros: Flexible schedule.
Cons: Although flexible hours is good I feel like I am working all the time even though I work part-time.
Caregiver in Wesley Chapel:
"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.
Housekeeper in Salem:
"Work Flexibility, Interview Clients, Accept Or Deny Clients."
Pros: I enjoy getting to choose who I work for and how many hours a day to work. I enjoy interviewing new clients, I can take a sick day when needed and reschedule a cleaning job. I have most weekends off, evenings home or volunteering at events.
Cons: No sick pay, no vacation pay, drive time is sometimes annoying.
Psychologist in Atlanta:
Pros: Flexible hours, own boss, interesting work, great job for balancing needs of family and work, low conflict calm environment, ok status.
Cons: Drop in pay with managed healthcare plans. I really work 24/7 and bring work home due to report writing, returning phone calls, and emergency on-call. I have to pay rent, no benefits, and take all risks. Patients can be very difficult and unmotivated and then blaming when they do not improve. Lonely work environment with little peer contact as everyone is shut into his own office all day.