Domain Manage

bye bye Full Time Employment

Discussion in 'General Board' started by awgthomas, Sep 15, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. awgthomas

    awgthomas Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2009
    Posts:
    102
    Likes Received:
    2
    So I made the break - and I'm absolutely beaming.

    I have been aligning client work for a short while and finally handed my notice in last Monday.

    I'm starting a dev/design agency with a partner and very excited at what lies ahead - More to come on this when branding and site etc is complete.

    Some of you on here have assisted in making me see the light and help alter my belief on a reliance of a full time job. Thanks for pushing - you know who you are.

    Andrew
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
     
  3. domainseller200 United Kingdom

    domainseller200 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2007
    Posts:
    3,215
    Likes Received:
    86
  4. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2005
    Posts:
    1,075
    Likes Received:
    8
    Congrats. You won't look back :)
     
  5. khalid United Kingdom

    khalid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2008
    Posts:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    15
    Well done and good luck
     
  6. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2009
    Posts:
    3,427
    Likes Received:
    73
    Well done, You read like a man with his head well screwed-on. :D

    Don't forget to list one or two of your commissioned projects here at Acorn for us all to take a look
     
  7. martin-s United Kingdom

    martin-s Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2012
    Posts:
    2,451
    Likes Received:
    83
    Don't forget that your new boss is the customer :)

    And if I could recommend anything, it's don't wait too long to hire underling #1. The longer you leave it, the harder it is.
     
  8. retired_member33

    retired_member33 Retired Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2010
    Posts:
    1,464
    Likes Received:
    13
    Congrats mate, like other people said.... You will never look back.
     
  9. Marcoose Netherlands

    Marcoose Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2010
    Posts:
    1,703
    Likes Received:
    17
    Awesome news. Congratulations and all the best with your new business!
     
  10. Aiden Roberts

    Aiden Roberts Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2011
    Posts:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    16
    Congratulations - I wish you all the very best with your business.
     
  11. BREWSTERS United Kingdom

    BREWSTERS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2007
    Posts:
    2,150
    Likes Received:
    37
    "bye bye Full Time Employment"

    If that's what you think, oh boy, are you in for a shock ;-)
     
  12. golddiggerguy United Kingdom

    golddiggerguy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2007
    Posts:
    3,637
    Likes Received:
    25
    Good luck and it is a good choice!
    BUT Yep you'll be going from a full time 9-5 job to a 24/7 life job!

    But you'll be happy! ;)
     
  13. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2005
    Posts:
    1,075
    Likes Received:
    8
    Haha so true. There won't be enough hours in the day, it's your baby after all :)
     
  14. awgthomas

    awgthomas Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2009
    Posts:
    102
    Likes Received:
    2
    haha thanks all.

    I was out of the house 12 hours a day in my role and almost every night had the laptop open for a few hours - so it wasn't just about escaping a 9-5 and having an easy life.

    Part of it for me was about making something happen myself - ability to eat tea with the family - Simple little things which getting in a 19:30 each night escaped me.

    Will certainly post some of the work here and will also be able to look into getting our drop catching script up and running which was shelved after my commitment to my last role. :)

    Andrew
     
  15. chrisduggan United Kingdom

    chrisduggan Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2005
    Posts:
    553
    Likes Received:
    6
    I work 7 days a week and it ultimately cost my marriage. Not always a pretty picture. Not to put you off, self employment can reap rewards in many cases. Best of luck.
     
  16. awgthomas

    awgthomas Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2009
    Posts:
    102
    Likes Received:
    2
    The plan is to work smart :)

    I spent way too much time being a pawn for my bosses in work. I know what awaits...I know the pitfalls and I also know the possibilities.

    My partner and I already own a business (Which she runs) so there are less blind spots ;)
     
  17. MikeJDS

    MikeJDS Retired Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2009
    Posts:
    574
    Likes Received:
    10
    Well done Andrew.
    Exciting times for you.

    All the best.
    Mike
     
  18. stevebrowne

    stevebrowne Active Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    878
    Likes Received:
    11
    Good luck; I worked for 10+ years for myself from home, until a local contract opened up a few years back that guarantees money (lower rate, but regular as clockwork) whilst the economy is slow. I long to get back to working for myself properly, however.
     
  19. tifosi United Kingdom

    tifosi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2004
    Posts:
    3,128
    Likes Received:
    45
    Yep, 24/7 365 a year!

    I try and not work one day in the weekend, and finish early on a friday. Doesn't always work out like that though... having an office a the top of the stairs is problematic.

    Shoes. That's something I read somewhere. Shoes & slippers... wear shoes when your working, and slippers when you've finished for the day. A bit of a mental kick! :)
     
  20. D600

    D600 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2012
    Posts:
    87
    Likes Received:
    1
    You decide the hours you work or don't work. People will say oh it's so hard and you have to work all hours, well you don't have to do anything that you don't want to. If you want to only work 5 hours a day then do that but make sure those 5 hours are worth it!
     
  21. wizard

    wizard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2007
    Posts:
    1,929
    Likes Received:
    22
    Very true !

     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page