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lopatir wrote:
the record keeping is not that much harder
I'm lucky to have a mom who's a bookkeeper, so she helped me keep my books this past year.
I did it all myself, but I've regularly called her like "does this money go here or there in the books?" Laugh | :laugh:
Keeping track of your incomes and expenses isn't the hard part, the hardest part is what you should declare when and where on what form.
lopatir wrote:
I really despise HR
I never had to deal with (actual) HR.
Only guys who also did the occasional HR thing like whatever it is HR does because HR wasn't really a thing in those companies.
I don't know where you're from (Singapore?), but perhaps HR is different there than in the Netherlands?
The only thing I've seen HR do in a company where I was contracted, was mess up vacancies, like spice it up with utter nonsense because they thought it would be more appealing to programmers.
In any case, employees in the Netherlands are protected by various laws, like you can't just fire people (especially not on the spot, unless you have criminal evidence), you can't set them back in salary, you have to keep paying them even when they get sick (up to two years or something), and lots more.
lopatir wrote:
giving that money in return for an asset or giving to the government and getting nothing but a receipt in return?
The eternal struggle!
Do I buy these two quite expensive monitors that I really don't need, but for which I get a tax exempt or do I keep my money and give half to the government, making the difference rather small? (spoiler, I bought the monitors and I love them) Laugh | :laugh:
lopatir wrote:
should it go wrong
I doubt it will, I'll always have some income and if it really fails I'll always be able to go back to being employed.
I'm young, but I've spread my risks and already kind of build something for myself.
So actually, it could fail, but I'd never really need to recover, perhaps I'm just winning less Big Grin | :-D
lopatir wrote:
anyway I say follow your dreams,
Well, that's the hard part.
Is it my dream (right now) to build a company, or is it my dream to learn from great coworkers and have plenty of spare time on the side?
I now have opportunities for good jobs, but I'll always be able to build a company Wink | ;)

Thanks for the advice though, they're all words of truth and wisdom Big Grin | :-D

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