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How and why did you switch to freelance?

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Lost a job. Isn’t that how the vast majority of us start? That said, it was 20 years ago and I haven’t looked back

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Got laid off.

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My health. I do not jive with the 9-5 life and agency world on a 5 day basis. Hoping to be fully freelance and transitioned by 2020

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I made sure I never worked at the same place for more than a year or two, that way I met more people, worked with more people, and when it came time to get that freelance money, I knew more people who would snap me up in a flash. Itchy feet. Fatter wallet.

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Seeing on the news that a lot of districts have closed schools already because of positive cases and staff shortages. Is it looking like your school is headed towards this as well? How common will this be?

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I started working from home again because I love sweat pants way more than people.

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Working from home confessions. I’ll start.
I play a game with colleagues where we message each other during client presentations, to see who can make the other laugh first on Zoom.

Juvenile, I know.

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