I always wanted to work in a company, be employed, earn a monthly pay cheque. Go in at 9 and come out at 5. I dont have an iota of business streak in me. The only Gujju thing that I didnt inherit from my state I guess. The only condition when my parents were searching for a guy for me, was, he should have a 9 to 5 job. My Appa being my Appa asked ‘what if he decides to go freelance after you get married?’ *Rolls eyes*
Ah well, then I will just grin and bear I said.
Anyways, my point is, I am at awe with entrepreneurs. People who have the courage to take that risk, dive into doing what they love and then build a business out of nothing. I think its the most awesome thing to do in this competitive materialistic world. I am sure every entrepreneurs goes through the thought of ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ but to have the courage to take that plunge, I think is so amazing. I would NEVER do that. NEVER!
I prefer a 9 to 5 job because
1. I get a monthly pay cheque. For me thats really the incentive to work. Enjoying work is one thing, but honestly, the bottomline for me, is money! I cant even fathom to imagine the risk of not knowing where your next paycheque comes in from..and this is from the daughter of a guy who left his job to go freelance in his late 40s. OF course, my mom worked as a teacher, so had a stable job, yet I would shudder to even think of taking such a risk when I have two school going kids. But my Appa did it and he LOVES what he does 🙂
2. The fact that I can come in at 9, work, go back home and then switch off. OF course in today’s world of constant connectivity, that may be a difficult thing to do, but thankfully I have worked in companies where I have been low enough in hierarchy to be bothered in holidays. I have spent holidays, working, but it hasnt been too bad. For me its a big yay! For an entrepreneur, isnt it on the go all the time?
3. I get paid holidays. Guess thats tough for someone who is doing his/her own stuff no?
4. The fact that I am not the final deciding authority. Thats perhaps because I am very low in the hierarchy, but honestly, I do like the feeling of someone cross checking my work and telling me if I am wrong. I prefer it that ways. I would shit through my pants, if I was to take decisions on my own regarding my business, the very thought scares the hell out of me!
5. The monotony of coming to office.How much ever I crib about work, I have realised that I am a person who loves routine. getting up, making dabba, getting the brat ready, run to catch the bus, etc etc makes me feel stable. Thats why I dont like to travel too much. It throws me off routine and then I take time coming back to the usual. Being an entrepreneur may not give you that kind of routine no?
6. The benefits of being an employee – like a PF, or a dabba of sweets for Dusshera, or something like that. I like that a LOT 🙂
7. The fact that I dont have to worry about whether or there is business for the next 10 days.I come in work, go…there are other people to bother about all that. I have work constantly without being worried about what next?
8. Business development and sales and marketing – Thankfully I dont work in those areas, I could never work, I would be a TOTAL FAILURE! but for an entrepreneur there is very less choice right? you have to promote your business..
Listing down all this makes me feel like such an unambitious person. But perhaps, thats what I am. Scared, lazy, unambitious, boring and lovemyroutine person.
*Salutes all those awesome entrepreneurs of the world*