Ask most entrepreneurs about their list of “day job” complaints and most of them will talk about fulfilment, making a difference, flexibility and maybe money. What they won’t say—even though they definitely feel it—is that working for someone else means they have to abide by that person’s rules. And not just when it comes to vacation planning and clock punching.
When you work for someone else, you are required to abide by their rules in all things.
Staff writers work the stories they are assigned—whether they’re interested in the subject or not.
Sales persons represent the product lines the company offers, regardless of other, better options.
Teachers follow an approved curriculum—never mind that students have been shown to learn better with a more updated system.
Not only that, but when you have a day job, you must conform to the company culture as well. Christmas parties may not be optional, even for a true introvert. Open...