As to whether I prefer to be a boss or an employee, I certainly prefer to be my
own boss. I have reasons to be my own boss or to be self-employed.
difference between being self-employed and working for someone else is the
paycheck factor. If I am employed by a company, I am guaranteed a paycheck every
month. However, when I am self-employed, my income or payments might be more
sporadic. Despite this risk, working for a boss might not be challenging enough
for me. So my preference is to be my own boss.
When doing my own business, I can have plans for how to improve the business
in many ways. But if I work for a company, my ideas might never be respected or
put into practice. Conversely, I might have a great idea, but then that idea
becomes no longer mine for the company will take the
credit for its success. Working for oneself is easier for an
independent thinker or problem-solver like me.
There is one thing that may make self-employment
scary. However, it is also what makes the work attractive and
adventurous. Nobody will take care of me, but instead of dwelling on that as bad
news, I think it is a good thing. This means I will be in charge. I like this. I
will be responsible for myself, my business and the staff under me. Nobody above
me is going to tell me what to do, how to do it and when to do it nor can he
As a boss, I will have more control of my time and my life. As an employee, I
may have to work late at night. But I still have to go in to work every day.
However, as a boss, I can work until three in the morning all week and then,
take four days off to go for a break.
If I have a great idea, I can try it. If it does not work, I am responsible
for that too, but then I can make changes and improve my idea without the need
to play company politics with the sales department. Moreover, self-employment
comes with financial advantages. I can have more influence and control over
business expense deductions. My business expenses are actually deductible. I
will have more flexibility in how much tax I pay and when to pay it. I can
distribute income to my family members by hiring them as employees.
Of course, working for oneself and working for a company both have their
pros and cons. If I choose to be my own
boss, I must know my benefits, insurance and scheduling in order to help me
maximise my job satisfaction.