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I don’t really need a reminder why I love working for myself. But, today I experienced rush hour for the first time in over a year. Missing rush hour is one of the best parts about working for myself. I really hate wasting time and to me there are few things worse than sitting in traffic. I needed to drop off my tax return stuff at my accountants so I can get my refund sooner than later. So I headed out at 8:00am and sat in traffic for an hour crossing the suburbs of Detroit for 30 miles to the accountants office, then another 45 minutes on the way to a client on the other side of town. What a pain!

So I had to make the trip worthwhile so I included a little gift for the office manager Jean – the Staples Easy Button. Jean is great and I just wanted to show my appreciation for the hard work she does this time of year. I hit my email when I arrived at my client’s. Jean said my accountant was running around the office pressing the Easy Button, which plays the “that was easy” sound bite. It sounds hilarious just in the fact that an accountant is running around the office, but Howard is really an accounting geek so I get a bonus laugh out of the picture.

Made the whole drive time pain go away.

One Response to “Reminder why I love working for myself”

  1. August 10th, 2006 at 10:47 | #1

    Amen to that! I have been working for myself for about 3 years, during which there was roughly a 6 month stint of giving the corporate world another try. Associated with that was a rather modest 30-45 minute commute each way. Now I have my own office literally 1/4 mile from my house. The commute is a joy!

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