From part-time to full-time soloist

- September 9, 2008 < 1 MIN READ

When a colleague wrote about what it’s like going from full-time soloist to part-time employed a swarm of soloists sent their condolences. I’ve recently had the inverse experience, giving up my part-time job to become a full-time soloist.

again – I’m going to kill him.” Their honesty surprised me at first, but within three minutes everyone understood the tone of the table and was able to discuss important matters, and minor ones, with impressive success. Meanwhile my solo biz was really cranking. I realised, though, that I was having trouble finding time for business planning and the creative things I wanted to do.

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So I took a deep breath and quit the part-time admin job. The big-hearted staff sent me off with warm wishes after a buffet lunch of dips AND juice. I was so touched, I almost cried. To prevent unsavoury relations resuming with my fridge magnets, I have made a point of meeting clients face-to-face where possible. I’ve also upped my coffee outings with friends and other soloists. And I’m writing this article to you. The resignation was a good decision. I’m glad I don’t have to get up at 5.30am to beat the peak hour traffic and have more time to attend to my clients and myself. Admittedly, I do forget to say how I’m really feeling like I used to at those staff meetings. Right now? Well, I’m a bit tired, but am looking forward to sinking my teeth into a great job from a new client. How are you feeling right now? Share it with us via the comments box below.]]>