This week has been a good week but also a trying stressful week. Most of my week has been great but today…. I’m really pissed off right now. I am self employed and work in the construction industry. so I contract to several different companies. Anyone who has worked in this industry knows that the construction industry can sometimes be very rewarding one month and dead flat the next. Being self employed also has its rewards but can also be very difficult. I have to pay all my own insurances, my companies taxes as well as my own. The one thing I am very annoyed with is the snide comments of people on wages that are paying my invoices thinking that what I have invoiced is what I earn.
Yes it is a good amount of money that I have invoiced and I worked very hard for it, 12-14 hour days. Once I take out all my business expenses- public liability, Income protection and taxes, fuel, tolls, I’m not earning much more than a lot of other people on wages. People that I might add, have job security, get holiday pay and sick pay, they don’t need to worry about paying all there own taxes and expenses, who don’t have the stresses that comes with running your own business.
At this point, most weeks I’m only cutting even every week, sure I have a couple really good weeks in between but I want more than that. I want to grow my business and actually make a profit, if I can’t do that I’m thinking I might be better off just going back on wages.
I just want them to shut up. Yep, Mind their own business and shut up. Don’t comment about money they think I earn.. when realistically they have no clue how much it costs to run a business. Just give me my work for the day and I will be on my way to complete the job.