Friday, November 02, 2007

Being Self- Employed

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Copyright Rita Woodburne

Happy Friday and November, dear reader!

So as usual I've reserved Friday for silliness. Today I've got a little diddy that can most definitely be appreciated by self-employed folks who are artists, farmers or otherwise. It goes something like this:

For Every Small Business Owner

A man owned a large farm in Ontario. The Provincial Wage and Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him.

"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the agent.

"Well, there are my hired hands. One has been with me for four years; the other for three. I pay them each $600 a week, plus free room and board.

The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 a month plus free room and board.

Then there's the half-wit that works here about 18 hours a day. He takes home $10 a week and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every week to keep him going," replied the farmer.

"That's the guy I want to talk to; the half-wit." said the agent.

The farmer said, "That would be me."

It's both funny and sad because it's true...although I don't care much for bourbon, more of a beer and wine person myself.

So good on all of you for making it through another week and enjoy your working week-end! :p


Jennifer Rose said...

LOL funny little joke :)

Meg Lyman said...


Lisa B. said...

Love the colors in this one, Rita.

Rita said...

Jennifer and Meg- It made me laugh when I read it and then shake my head. I don't remember the last time I had a vacation...but at least I'm not working for someone else! :D

Lisa- Thanks! There's something about pieces/ compositions with complimentaries that I just love.