The Human Freelancer

Happy and honest self-employment for conscientious newcomers

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As people ascend the oily career ladder, at some rung they decide it’s OK to snub fellow humans in the pursuit of power and money.

Hallmarks of such cunty behaviour includes not replying to emails (if they even check them at all) and hiring others to take their calls. Worse still they delegate tasks they consider below them, and if you need to speak to their sallow faces they make you book in advance. And the only plausible defence for their lack of humanity is that they’re too busy.

Put simply, they either have too much work or they’re plain fucking ignorant

People who behave like this tend to be senior managers, directors or other decision-makers in full-time employment. Shielded from reality, they alienate themselves from humans they perceive as subordinates because their wanton gaze is fixed greedily on the arseholes they lick above, who in turn crap down on them.

Decision-making isn’t even a real job either if you think about it: “today son I resolved that something should be a certain way even though the future is unpredictable and essentially beyond my control.”

Compare that unenviable recipe for premature death with the lot of a decent human freelancer

There are no rungs on any ladder because you’ve already reached your zenith, stood firmly on the ground with no one beneath or above you. The only career progression you need concern yourself with is your personal development. You’re directly accountable to yourself and the people you collaborate with, and you’re compelled to communicate with everybody on equal terms (because if you don’t you’re fucked for work).

You’re in charge of your own destiny as a freelancer because every task lies within your domain. There’s no such thing as subordinates who do your work for you, only egalitarian collaborators who willingly cooperate. In our case, being too busy just means you’ve confused time with priorities, and it certainly isn’t a good enough excuse for being an ignorant twat to other humans. Neither are the false idols of power and money.

The Human Freelancer book

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Self-help business books perpetuate the myth that success is relentless growth and more of everything means progress. They preach about bookkeeping and market research: things you might need to do of course. But let’s face it they’re fucking boring.

The Human Freelancer book is your antidote: stuffed full of emotional support and insightful advice for vulnerable newbies to self-employment like you.

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