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matt456

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Was wondering how a self employed electrician finds time to go on holiday, what do you do about call outs etc?
 
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johnnyb

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Get cover, u must know other sparks, either through wholesalers or the like.
 
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WarrenG

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One of the best things about working for yourself you can take a holiday for as long as you like.

I know sparks that will knock their pipe out for 10 months of the year and spend the other 2 months in places like Thailand and India ect.

You get out what you put in. ;)
 
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Jurassic Spark

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Holidays? Hol ee daze. I've heard talk of those and thought they were a myth. :)

Most customers begrudge you having a break, they expect you to be hung up at the back of the door just in case they need you. Haven't had one myself in almost two years. :(
 
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matt456

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I work self employed through an agency and am thinking of starting out contracting on my own. Although i didnt want to start taking on any jobs (thats assuming there is any!) before my 2 week break in january. Planning on doing it at the same time as my current work. I dont think i will be big enough to worry then though.
 
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Dive Sparky

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I'm self employed,, I just book round it, leave a message on the answering service saying when I'll be back, jump on the plane and forget........
 
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matt456

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Good idea that dive sparky!
 
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