“So What Do You Do For Work?”

May 24, 2013

I’ve recently passed my 1 year mark of being self-employed, and not a day goes by that I don’t have to go into a 20 minute explanation of what I do, and who I work for. ย And while I normally enjoy those discussions, and just finished a post on that particular topic, I thought I was would share some key points of those conversations.

ย WHEN PEOPLE TELL ME THAT THAT I HAVE THE EASIEST JOB IN THE WORLD (after seeing me work 16 hours days 7 days a week).

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WHEN THE SAME PERSON ASKS HOW TO GET STARTED DOING MY JOB.

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WHEN RANDOM PEOPLE HEAR THAT I’M HIRING.

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WHEN MY MOM DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT I HAVE A JOB SINCE I DON’T HAVE A SEPARATE OFFICE ADDRESS.

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WHEN I HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH DOUCHEBAGS AND THEIR BOSS ON HOW TO DO STREAMLINE THEIR WORK AND THE BOSS AGREES WITH ME.

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DANCE

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  • Michelle May 24, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Hahhah love this post! Congrats on 1 year of self employment ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Thank you! I’m sure you get that about blogging all the time!

  • John S @ Frugal Rules May 24, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Ha Ha, this is awesome. I can so relate to as I have been in many of these conversations myself as I am hitting the 1 year mark in a few weeks. Congrats on year 1!

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Congrats! Its a big deal to have survived a year!

  • Janine May 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Haha this is great! I have a post coming up in a week or so about accounting using GIF’s!

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      I’m sure that’s going to be hilarious!

  • Debt and the Girl May 24, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Nice gifs. Congrats on 1 year!

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Merci!

  • krantcents May 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I believe the quote is do something you love and you will never work a day in your life. I may be paraphrasing, but the message is it is not work if you love it.

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Agreed and I do love it!

  • SavvyFinancialLatina May 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Congrats on your 1st year! Love Beyonce’s dancing moves ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      All sorts of awesome right?

  • Snarkfinance May 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Arrested Development is so great… I need a post like this every once in a while. Thanks for lightning up my day. Oh, and congratulations on making it to one year, that is a great accomplishment.

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Guess who just spent 5 hours watching AD today?

  • Canadian Budget Binder May 24, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Congratulations on one year of self employment. I don’t know if I could ever do it so kudos to you! Keep up the great work. Mr.CBB

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Oh, Im sure you can.

  • Michelle May 24, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Congratulations on 1 year of self-employment. I hope to be you someday! Rock on.

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      I’m sure you’ll be here soon!

  • pramod baviskar May 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations on 1 year of self-employment.enjoy it

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you very much!

  • eemusings May 26, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Ha, awesome! Keep serving it to those douchebags.

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Ha!

  • Deacon @ Well Kept Wallet May 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Congrats on hitting the one year mark of being Self Employed! I just hit the 3 month mark myself and I am loving it!

    • Marissa May 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      You’re almost there! Are you going to celebrate your 1 year?

  • DC @ Young Adult Money May 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Haha awesome post, and congrats on the 1 year anniversary! Huge milestone.

  • Clare May 27, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Inspiring post! I would like to be my own boss too someday.

  • Do or Debt May 28, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Haha awesome! Congratulations on the one year mark. You should come up with a response that will stop them dead in their tracks and shut them up.

  • Budget and the Beach May 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Funny! Congrats on one year! What do you do again? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Irfan May 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Funny post, loved it and Congrats on one year ๐Ÿ™‚

  • KC @ genxfinance May 28, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Lol, had fun reading your post with all the GIFs. Good job and happy anniversary to you.

  • Tahnya Krisitna June 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    This is a great post because that is a question that many of us have to answer every day. The worst is when it’s with our family. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. I am going to share this post Friday on our Dinks Finance weekly roundup. Have a great weekend Marissa.

  • KK @ Student Debt Survivor June 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Congrats on 1 year. You “only” work 16 hours per day, sign me up ๐Ÿ˜‰