I have been in Florida 3.5 weeks out of the last month. 4 Different cities working and or attending an aviation festival.
Today I get to go back home to New Hampshire. I have gone home for a few days during last month. But most of the time, I have been in Jacksonville, Orlando, Lakeland or Tampa. Today is the last day I am a contractor. I start a new full time job on Monday. Doing the same exact thing I do now. Except I am an employee for a different company.
People think It is great to work for yourself. It’s not. Here’s an example. June 2013 I was scheduled to work 22 days. I get paid by the day. June 1, a large customer cancels three weeks of work at the last minute for the company I contracted to. I ended up working 6 days out of 22. I actually turned down work that month because I thought I was fully booked. There was no way to budget when you pay can vary from 3 days to 22 days in a month. You just always have keep money in the bank in case, there are cancellations.
Also, I have had no sick days in 4 years. Now I have been sick. Hell, I have been really sick for the last 2 weeks. I have not missed a day of work in 4 years. I couldn’t afford to. Vacations happened at the last minute when work was canceled or around Christmas or July 4 week.
Next week I start a new job and the first week I am working out of my house. Which means I am being paid for doing nothing. This is the first time in 4 years, that I have not been upset when I was not working. If I was not working, I was not getting paid. Next week will be a good week.