Non-traditional, non "9-to-5" ways of earning a living.

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I am the man, which is much more interesting than working for me.

    Same here. I'm often envious of my employees.

    I thought about robbing small time pot dealers, I live in a college town, so I think I could make a good living out of it.

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  2. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    Here's the thing, for 99% of people who strike out on their own, they will be doing exactly the same thing as when they were employed. It's mostly not some magically different type of work.
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    i always assumed it was doing what you used to do for 50 hours a week and then spending an extra 30 hours a week doing all the stuff your old company employed whole departments to deal with, accounting, payroll, legal, tax etc etc etc

    as much as i love the idea of working for myself, i hate the idea of dealing with all that stuff which i have no exeperience or interest in.
     


  3. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    I haven't really had a 'boss' since my early '20s. Help run the family construction business most of the time, hustle side-jobs and Ebay for the rest of my income. I'm fairly poor and have no insurance - but I also have zero job-related stress and if I feel like taking the afternoon off to meditate or work on a personal project I usually can.
     


  4. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    i always assumed it was doing what you used to do for 50 hours a week and then spending an extra 30 hours a week doing all the stuff your old company employed whole departments to deal with, accounting, payroll, legal, tax etc etc etc as much as i love the idea of working for myself, i hate the idea of dealing with all that stuff which i have no exeperience or interest in.
    +1 on this. Even if you decide not to do it yourself, you have to pay others to do it. And then oversee their work.
     


  5. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    And wait until you get your tax bill. Self-employment tax sucks.

    Sucks only for the portion of income you reported on. [​IMG]

    Also why risk landing in jail dealing meth when you can charge just as much for the same amount of work being a plumber or an electrician?
     


  6. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Sucks only for the portion of income you reported on. [​IMG]

    Also why risk landing in jail dealing meth when you can charge just as much for the same amount of work being a plumber or an electrician?


    In my experience, the IRS is way, way more upset over failure to report income than they are trying to slide a few extra deductions through. I recommend being very accurate on the first page of your 1040.

    As to dealing: you don't really understand the economics of the business, do you?
     


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    facebookdigg123 Senior member

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    make a really popular youtube channel and make a six fig salary
     


  8. Biscotti

    Biscotti Senior member

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    Bar-tender, waiter, police officer, professor, fireman, nurse, restaurant manager
     


  9. JoelF

    JoelF Senior member

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    Worked for myself for a lot of years, putting this or that together, somehow always made enough to survive. Now that I'm old I have a regular gig (still contract work but pretty steady). I like having a place to go, sitting in the cube shooting the shit, regular pay as long as I remember to send an invoice.
     


  10. Stazy

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    Trust fund payments.
     


  11. dtmt

    dtmt Senior member

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    A lot of companies these days offer things like flex time or telecommuting. Are there really still that many jobs (other than customer service/support etc) where you're really required to physically be at your desk exactly from 9am to 5pm?
     


  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A lot of companies these days offer things like flex time or telecommuting. Are there really still that many jobs (other than customer service/support etc) where you're really required to physically be at your desk exactly from 9am to 5pm?

    The company that I work for is extremely strict about time. People have been fired for abusing it.
     


  13. Mr. White

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    I haven't really had a 'boss' since my early '20s. Help run the family construction business most of the time, hustle side-jobs and Ebay for the rest of my income. I'm fairly poor and have no insurance - but I also have zero job-related stress and if I feel like taking the afternoon off to meditate or work on a personal project I usually can.

    Your family owns a construction business, yet you think you're "poor." You are mistaken. You are part of the upper class.
     


  14. dtmt

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    The company that I work for is extremely strict about time. People have been fired for abusing it.

    What industry/job function?
     


  15. HgaleK

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    Your family owns a construction business, yet you think you're "poor." You are mistaken. You are part of the upper class.

    [​IMG]

    Safe bet that you have zero experience in construction?
     


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