I Can't Get Along With My Boss

When people ask me what I do I tell them I'm a promotion writer.  They ask if I like it.  I say it's fine except I can't get along with my boss.  They ask where I work.  I tell them I'm self-employed.

I worked in the corporate sector for 20 years. In '00 I was "downsized" out of a job.  Because of my Manic Depression I'd been fired and hired many times, I never had a problem getting work.  But in '00 I realized that age discrimination was becoming a factor - I simply could not get hired.  So I was squeezed into being a consultant/freelancer.  That was 7 years ago and I wouldn't go back into the corporate jungle if you jabbed a spear in my back.  I love everything about working at home - and my girlfriend works at home too.  I used to spend hours every day commuting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.  Suddenly I got all that extra time.  Plus, the freedom to do my work how and when I want to - I'm measured only on results, not style.  I no longer worry about the nasty games of office politics.  I'm much more productive than I ever was on the "inside" and my clients don't need to know that I'm wearing my bathrobe when I'm talking to them on the phone.  Long live freelancing!

ElLagarto ElLagarto
56-60, M
11 Responses Jul 10, 2007

I freelance but cant find an outfit that pays me for it. Maybe im not trying hard enough.

I'm glad you have a job that you enjoy and obviously excel at. While I would love to work from home, I'm afraid I would spend too much time lounging around. I envy those who have the motivation to do so.

Thanks Myo. Indeed, I shall consider being a freelance comment consultant. Wait a minute! I've been doing that for 2 years!

haha!! Oh, dear.. Just, um... this is funny. Nice thread, El. Maybe you should consider freelancing. Or you could be a comment consultant.

You've been spammed.

Do people read at all?

Hey cool stuff you do there! Ever considered just working for yourself. I must say its the best thing I ever considered doing. I dislike a boss down my neck all the time besides i actually can work at hoe, while taking care of my son. I helped me , I dont know if this help you but i suggest you take a look at it.<br />
good luck with your boss!!<br />

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What exactly is a "promotion writer"? Some kind of marketing/advertising work?

Spent 17 years in the corporate sector and got downsized. Ouch! Started looking for jobs and didn't make the cut because of age discrimination (I think - never had a problem before). Became a de facto freelancer/consultant. Fortunately my track record in the corporate sector opened up a lot of doors.

How did you get into that line of work?