I can bitch if I want to!
May 19 2014
We had an amazing vacation and it is nice to be back, however, the day we were to leave we had work problems. Ya, really, and I posted on facebook something to the effect of "I wish I had a real job instead of being self employed" and in return I got told to stop complaining and be thankful for what I have, that we are lucky, That a REAL JOB would not let me take vacation when I wanted and a real job would not let me care for the animals and to be thankful..and here is my reply to that
Fuck off, no seriously FUCK OFF
If this had been YOUR vacation and the morning of departure you were told that opps wait you can't go yet..you would be pissed also. This has nothing to do with being thankful for what we have or being "lucky". Master and I have worked our ASSES OFF to get what we have, we have spent and still spend 60 and 70 hours a week working to ensure we continue to live the lifestyle we want and to ensure we can keep our staff employed in GOOD PAYING jobs. And just like ANY OTHER working stiff, when we want to go on vacation we book it and GO. And to wake up that morning to bullshit work stuff and then be told by two idiots to "be thankful" and "how lucky we are" Well I just wanted to scream!
People have this notion about self employed - that it is easy, that we are lucky to be able to take vacation when we want, that we don't work. Let me tell you how WRONG those notions are. We take vacation when we CAN, when our staff isn't on vacation (they get it first) and when sales are slow enough, but yet not too slow or we won't get that vacation at all for then we have to stay and work on increasing ..sales. Its a balancing act that most people have NO CLUE about.
It's funny how normal working stiffs can complain about their jobs and get sympathy from others but the moment someone running a business complains we are told to be thankful. thankful for what?????
The 70 hour weeks?? and shitty pay?????
Dealing with Customers?? Suppliers?? Staff??? PCI Compliance???? Paypal?? Ebay??? credit card Services???
IRS???? State of Florida?? OSHA??? Workers Comp????
Website down time (did I mention our website is DOWN today and has been DOWN for about 8 hours???) Website hackers??? Website issues???
Yes I am thankful that Master and I are hard workers and we have strong personalities so that we can put up with all the bullshit of owning a business, AND please do not tell me, when I am having a bad day, when I am prepared for a vacation, how lucky I am. Luck got us NOTHING, hardwork, perseverance, dedication, that is what we are thankful for, luck has nothing to do with it.