Working for yourself has its problems.
The syntax above gives the clue – I work for myself. Therefore I am both Boss and Worker.
Now, I [the worker] feel that I am entitled to a day off today, because it’s Sunday. But I [the boss] know I have urgent deadlines and therefore the work must be done.
I [the worker] have made my feeling plain to me [the boss] but in typical autocratic fashion, I [the boss] have put my foot down and demanded work.
I [the worker] know my rights are being infringed here, but I [the boss], being implacable, am refusing to shift my ground.
The only answer is to go on strike.
But now I have a problem. I [the worker] will be outside the gate with my picket, but I [the boss] will just cross it.
I [the worker] have considered bringing my case to the Labour Court, as I know I have a strong case. Unfortunately I’m not in a union, because I don’t know which one to join – the Employer’s or the Worker’s. I [the worker] tried to get a solicitor, but I [the boss] won’t entertain the idea.
It’s a conundrum.