There seem to be more freelancers than salaried employees in the world these days. As difficult as it may sometimes feel to make a living by stringing one gig to the next, at least you're in good company. We're all permalancing forever together!
A flexible schedule also leaves people time to tweet, which means that freelancers are always sharing all their observations about the toughest parts of their lifestyle. These are some of the most relatable tweets from the freelancers at home screaming into the void because they don't work in a normal office with co-workers to gossip with. It helps to know you're understood when frustrating things happen.
Like when the client doesn't communicate, and wastes your time:
Or they don't seem to have a basic grasp of how apps work:
Client: WTF— Di 🌺 (@YG_Drag) June 12, 2018
Me: excuse me?
Him: U SHOULD HAVE SENT THE VIDEOS 6 HOURS AGO!!!
Me: i sent them 7 hours ago!!!
Him: I DONT SEE THEM!!
Me: it says sent right here, did u check ur email?
Me: yeah! where did u check then??
-we were talking on whatsapp- pic.twitter.com/nQelDbcYCA
There's also the stress of having so much to do that your decision making abilities completely shut down:
But then there are the dry times. When there's no frosting anywhere. You think you'll never work again. Then BAM. Terror followed by a different kind of terror is very stimulating!
But because you're at home, it's easy to get distracted.
There's also the fun of tax season, which always hits like a mack truck:
It's hard not to relate everything to money when you're freelancing, honestly.
Because you need to get paid. And there's no schedule!
It's almost like people don't respect your hustle?
Or value your skills?
Yes, the word "free" is in freelancer, but that's not what it actually means...
Client: i need a poster & promotional video for my campaign by Sunday— Di 🌺 (@YG_Drag) June 12, 2018
Me: that's a tight deadline, i charge extra for urgent work
Him: what? no u're a freelancer
Him: u're supposed to work for free
Me: .....sir freelancer means self-employed
Him: what are u saying? pic.twitter.com/kW7bLGBb9b
So stop asking.
No one can pay the rent with "exposure."
But there are some benefits to freelancing that no office job can compete with. When you work from home, you don't have to wear pants.
Down with pants!!
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.