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STTS: Working in a Virtual World by Nicole Stinton

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For years I imagined how wonderful it would be if I was self-employed. I could work when I wanted to, take long lunches without seeking permission, have a day off because I felt like it. Whenever things became too stressful in the office, I’d make myself a cappuccino, sit by the office window and take a few minutes to fantasise about escaping.

Then I started working for myself and realised my daydream was indeed a fantasy, something make-believe from the fairytale book of entrepreneurship. Working for yourself is hard. I was doing longer hours with fewer breaks, and I had as much, if not more, stress than when I worked for someone else.

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