Gee, do Canadians celebrate the American Labor Day, as well?
I don’t, actually. I intend to work, as usual, on a few writing projects. I also have to go to the grocery store, ugh, talk about laboring! While I rarely celebrate any holidays, I do like them because people seem less harried and more friendly on those days.
1. What was the toughest job you ever had?
Writing. You wouldn’t think that writing articles in the comfort of your home would be so tough, but it is. There are deadlines, demanding editors, impossible tasks, a TON of competition, taxes which are much more difficult and expensive for the self-employed, and of course there’s always that looming threat that all opportunities will disappear overnight.
Another caveat is *having* to keep all your electronics up to date. I write a lot of tech tutorials, but they must reflect the latest gadget or upgrade. That can get pretty expensive and take a chunk out of your profit. I am, as I type, downloading the beta version of Windows 8 operating system. *sigh* I was very, very happy with Vista and have not liked having to get Windows 7 and now Windows 8. Plus, I have looked into Win8 and I hate it. It’s a radical change for the computer and the operating system is geared for mobile tablet users. WHY they are forcing us to use it on a desktop is beyond me. Anyway, I digress….
Despite the many challenges, I do prefer working at home, and writing is the best job for me, at present. For years, I’d wanted some job at home and I am SO thankful I finally got it! It’s tough but the best part is I get to be with the kids and help pay the bills.
2. What one characteristic makes a good boss?
Probably a talent for organizing, especially on the fly.
3. How did you celebrate ‘the end of summer’?
I turned off the fans! No more sweating!!! It feels so good to be able to move again without dissolving into a puddle.
4. Do you follow the fashion rules about Labour Day being the end of wearing white etc?
Gosh, no. I am horrible when it comes to fashion. Why was that rule created, anyway?
Now I get to ask you a question:
What operating system do you currently use? Which of all operating systems do you like the best?
Have a great week!