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Offline kermit

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Anyone working at home also?
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:27:51 AM »
in addition to working in prepress?

I used to do that few years ago. Not anymore.
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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 11:46:01 AM »
wanted to a few years back, but then after 9-11, all the freelance work seemed to dry up.
still do a smidge of stuff for my wife's school (t-shirts and letterheads and stuff).
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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 12:12:26 PM »
I used to. I did some basic design work for my wife's company and I also did on site training. Been about a year since I did any training but that was the gravy boat for me. $100/hr.
It's also quite a burnout to be working so much in the office then going to do independent stuff. I found wind down time to spend with family and to myself more important.

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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 12:20:38 PM »
I found wind down time to spend with family and to myself more important.

same here, it eats up a lot of home time, bent over a keyboard making stupid changes till the crack of dawn for some dink that only knows MS pooplisher.
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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007, 03:42:29 PM »
Slightly off topic Dave, but how is Beth doing? She went freelance didn't she?
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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007, 05:31:00 PM »
yeah, she got cut loose from here a while back (with a few others). Sad to see them go, I really could use their help, a lot.
but, management has a different view.
Yes, she still does freelancing and she's going to school to get a degree now, haven't chatted with her in a few weeks.

I'll tell her you asked about her.

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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2007, 05:33:01 PM »
I do! I do! It's a pain but the money is sweet.

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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2007, 05:42:44 PM »
hey Pointy,
have your freelance jobs dried up a little or do you still get a many jobs as you used to?
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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2007, 06:14:24 PM »
I've had the smame clients for years but it's pretty consistent. I lose one I gain one, I don't like to do a ton, all work and no play makes Pointy mental.

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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2007, 06:29:00 PM »
So I say I don't do work on the side anymore and I get a call for consultation. Oh well, $100/hr can't go wrong.

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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2007, 05:36:40 AM »
Just got a brief e-mailed, looks like I'll be working tonight when i get in
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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2007, 10:24:03 AM »
I do some, usually a couple of biggies a year. I have some serious horsepower at home but I also have a 3 and 6 year old, both boys. It's hard to get stuff done and I really like to spend time with them. I get some consulting gigs too. Mostly CS training and some monitor tweaking, stuff like that. Hey, it's enough to buy a few extra lift tickets a year.
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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2007, 04:26:27 PM »
I do as much as I can... it's fairly consistent.
Several jobs a month. Some design, some straight print brokering.
I have a hard time saying no to $$$$. No such thing as enough.. ya know...

Some of the design I pass on to a few students at a local university - pay them $25/hr and charge $50-75.
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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2007, 06:01:22 PM »
It's the smart bit I keep forgetting about  :-[
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Re: Anyone working at home also?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2007, 08:14:09 PM »
It's the smart bit I keep forgetting about  :-[

I doubt that!
It's not the job that's so bad.. it's your attitude.

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