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How modern is your job?

Posted by felipegaucho on December 16, 2005 at 6:21 AM PST
traffic.jpg I'm just moving from my current job to a new challenge: open my own company, as a IT consultant based on my home-office. After drinking coffee for fifteen years on traditional enterprises, I decided to drive my own destination - changing my career in a business perspective. No more hush hour, no more useless meetings and getting dress every morning just to obey an employee traditional behaviour and... no more safety money at the end of every month :).
Talking to friends, I heard several different opinions about my freedom act, including applauses and some laughs. Much of them are afraid about a possible poverty in my life next few months and other ones claims the freedom spirit as the only way to survive in the software industry.

After some discussion, I enumerated the most common questions we use to detect our happiness:

  • How long was your last vacation?
  • Are you earning enough money?
  • How much time do you dedicate for you and for your family per week?
  • How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?
  • How funny is your day-by-day?
  • How many useless documents have you been produced?
  • how many hours do you spend on traffic ?

and the most funny question:

  • How many days would you continue to work (in the same way you do today) if you won a lottery?
My dream for 2006 is to follow my own schedule, including time for surfing on the beach near my house, time to appreciate my family, time for play with my son and my dog, time for learning, time for teaching and time for fun - every day should be a good day. My expectation is to get a production rate based on the happiness and comfort - a high level production based on time to figure out the best way to do the things.
I have worked for fifteen years to acquire the privilege of choice and now I´m ready to put all that old ideas on practice. If you are not ready to leave your current job and work for yourself, don´t worry - your time will come some day. If you already are a self-made man, perhaps you can bring me some tips about how to be productive at home. traffic.jpg
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