The Best & Worst Things About Being Your Own Boss in a Pen Shop
Taking a hiatus from your "real job" and starting your own business can be a bit of a risky thing. However, people wouldn't be doing it if it weren't for a few perks of being your own boss. Pro: You get to try all the new inks and pens and toys out first. Con: None.
Pro: When you and your business partner/husband disagree, you usually win. Con: When you're wrong, your husband doesn't say anything because he's a nice guy... but you know he's thinking "I told you so."
Pro: You can take your lunch break whenever you feel like it. Con: You can only feel like it when there's no one in the shop/no new shipments to unpack and count/no restocking needs/nothing to do. Pro: You can keep candy and treats in secret places. Con: When the only other person who works in the store eats them first, it's pretty disappointing.
Pro: You have a back room full of inky things and notebooks and pen things. Con: It's almost impossible to find what you need in under 10 minutes because things are balanced precariously on top of each other. Also kind of dangerous. Pro: You get to choose the playlist. Con: Listening to the same playlists over and over can drive you crazy.