Monday, August 1, 2011

Top Ten Things I Love About My Day Job

As some of you know, my husband and I own an automotive repair shop in our hometown. You can visit us here: Quality Automotive I post weekly hints and tips and general automotive information. We'd love to have you as one of our friends.

Owning your own business is a challenge, especially in this economy but I wouldn't give it up. (Unless we win the lottery, of course.) I decided to share the "Top Ten Things I Love About My Day Job."

I hope you enjoy:

10. When we're busy, we're making money.
Besides paying the mortgage, feeding the family, and all those other pesky financial responsibilities, having money means I don't have to cringe every time I buy new ink cartridges for my home printer. It also eases writing stress--I don't have to worry so much about landing that multi-million dollar book contract.

9. My writing time has become more productive.
By working 9:00-5:30, I need to get my writing done at night and/or in the early morning. The limited free time has made me appreciate those precious hours.

8. I meet so many interesting people.
Eventually, they all become characters.

7. Being a boss feeds the "control freak" in me.
Sure, being a boss has tons of responsibilities but I can't lose my job should I get caught researching markets during work hours.

6. Free car repairs.
Which leaves more money for ink cartridges, other office supplies, and my crayon fetish.

5. The customers who walk in and out of my office all day.
Writing is solitary. Most of the time, I'm a social creature and I crave face-to-face interaction with real people and like my characters, they sometimes tell me their life story.

4. Going to work gets me out of the house.
I'm not the outdoorsy type. If I didn't have a day job, I would hardly ever leave my writing/reading cocoon. I'd be pale.

3. Facebook.
Our business has a Facebook page so yes, it's part of my job description. Updating our page with notes keeps my writing mind sharp.

2. The magazines in our waiting room.
I have a variety of idea generators and can write them off as a business expense.

And the number one thing I love about my day job--

1. Access to all those office supplies.
And that's all I'm going to say about that.