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Someone asked me if I missed having a “real” day job last week. Honestly, there are things I miss about it, but those are heavily outweighed by the things I don’t miss at all.

Benefits I Miss About My Last Cubicle Job:

  • Better health and dental insurance – cost less and covered more.
  • Cheaper term life insurance.
  • My 401k with 100% matching up to 6%.
  • Stability – I knew I had a job as long as I wanted it where I was.
  • The fantasy football league that I kept winning despite not caring about football at all – that was always fun.

Things That I Don’t Miss At All:

  • Commuting – that by itself makes working from home worth it.
  • Being treated like an actual “human resource” – an entity instead of a person – by the company’s leaders.
  • Making $35,000 a year before taxes.  I know now that I can make more than that in several ways by working for myself.
  • Stupid meetings – what a waste of time.
  • Business jargon.  I just shook my head and laughed to myself when the management would call everyone together for stupid meetings and spout off business jargon left and right that didn’t have a point.  Along those lines, here’s an infographic that made me laugh.

What do you think you would miss or do miss about a classic day job? What do you like or think you would like about self-employment?