Beginnings

Posted by Sherry Roit on Wednesday, September 28, 2011


 Goodness. Yes, two posts from me in one month! It is a momentous occasion, my Immortals. At least, for me, it is. I've been holding this in for a while, now, though I've hinted a bit on Facebook.

As of November 1st I will no longer be at the shop I've called--well, a shop, for the last six years. Now, I've never said much about how -insert several unflattering, unkind words- my boss is. How terrible at business. I'm not going to rant now. I'm only going to say that this is a long time coming. But I've been a bit afraid in the past. Not certain I had enough clients, and such. Been in a comfort zone, even though those aren't always good for us. I wasn't getting ahead, but I wasn't going behind, and that feels better than the unknown a lot of the time, right?

Well! I can no longer stand to be where I am. Enough is enough. I will be entering the world of independent contracting; my own boss! I have more clients than I realized, and they are even cooler than I already thought they were. The place I am going is filled with positive, groovy dudes. Even if it's a little tough the first few months, it'll be worth it. I'll be respected. I'll be in charge of myself and my work completely. I will not be told when I can take lunch, or a day off, or any other such thing. I'm not afraid at all. I'm so happy!

It's very close, so I won't lose my people. My boss doesn't know yet that I'm leaving. Maybe she'll figure it out; I am beyond caring. Right now I'm so excited. I've been getting some things I need, and looking into insurance and all that. I have business cards, a web site, and the support of several people. I tested out my chair today at the new place, and it's super cool. It feels like "home" as far as a place to work. 

One block away. Heh. Heh...One block to freedom and just a touch over four weeks.


I had thought for a while that I wasn't stressed out. That I was doing well with letting things slide and just cutting hair, enjoying my clients. But it wasn't true. It affects you in ways you don't always notice, until they start adding up.  
I won't say I thought there was never, ever stress, I just didn't realize how much this was holding me back in other ways. I even think it's been a reason I haven't hardly written. Already, since I decided to go for it, a weight has lifted and things excite me more.

And I will NOT be treated like I have been any longer, by a person who, by definition, is a psychopath.
No, that wasn't a joke.
 
Wish me luck, and if you're in Seattle, come see me at Spin's! (As of November, that is.) 


Also: Mr. Bond, thank you so, so, SO very much.
  



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Beginnings

Posted by Sherry Roit on Wednesday, September 28, 2011


 Goodness. Yes, two posts from me in one month! It is a momentous occasion, my Immortals. At least, for me, it is. I've been holding this in for a while, now, though I've hinted a bit on Facebook.

As of November 1st I will no longer be at the shop I've called--well, a shop, for the last six years. Now, I've never said much about how -insert several unflattering, unkind words- my boss is. How terrible at business. I'm not going to rant now. I'm only going to say that this is a long time coming. But I've been a bit afraid in the past. Not certain I had enough clients, and such. Been in a comfort zone, even though those aren't always good for us. I wasn't getting ahead, but I wasn't going behind, and that feels better than the unknown a lot of the time, right?

Well! I can no longer stand to be where I am. Enough is enough. I will be entering the world of independent contracting; my own boss! I have more clients than I realized, and they are even cooler than I already thought they were. The place I am going is filled with positive, groovy dudes. Even if it's a little tough the first few months, it'll be worth it. I'll be respected. I'll be in charge of myself and my work completely. I will not be told when I can take lunch, or a day off, or any other such thing. I'm not afraid at all. I'm so happy!

It's very close, so I won't lose my people. My boss doesn't know yet that I'm leaving. Maybe she'll figure it out; I am beyond caring. Right now I'm so excited. I've been getting some things I need, and looking into insurance and all that. I have business cards, a web site, and the support of several people. I tested out my chair today at the new place, and it's super cool. It feels like "home" as far as a place to work. 

One block away. Heh. Heh...One block to freedom and just a touch over four weeks.


I had thought for a while that I wasn't stressed out. That I was doing well with letting things slide and just cutting hair, enjoying my clients. But it wasn't true. It affects you in ways you don't always notice, until they start adding up.  
I won't say I thought there was never, ever stress, I just didn't realize how much this was holding me back in other ways. I even think it's been a reason I haven't hardly written. Already, since I decided to go for it, a weight has lifted and things excite me more.

And I will NOT be treated like I have been any longer, by a person who, by definition, is a psychopath.
No, that wasn't a joke.
 
Wish me luck, and if you're in Seattle, come see me at Spin's! (As of November, that is.) 


Also: Mr. Bond, thank you so, so, SO very much.
  



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