Knuckling down to some CSS, Cascading Style Sheets, web stuff, work.
It feels different to start a project as a freelance contractor. There is a stark realisation that I’ll only be paid for the hours that I actually work.
I remember when contractors used to work in our office and how it felt like they were just a bit too serious and worked just a little too hard. They didn’t join the rest of us in goofing off.
And now I realise that, when you’re a full-time employee, you get paid simply for being there. And you get paid the same, regardless of whether you goof off, have a slow day, play football on company time, go biking in your holidays, or have a sick day due to a stomach bug. You just get paid.
The reason the contractors didn’t join us in goofing off was because, unlike everyone else there, they didn’t get paid to goof off. They only got paid when they didn’t.