Hi.  My name is Wendy.  I’ve been a 401(k) specialist in the financial services industry for the last 9 years.  What I like about that is that I get to help people understand the plan they’re in.  I also help reduce the panic-selling low after buying high, due to media-hype when they should do the opposite, i.e., buy high and sell low.

And when I’m able to help them, it really puts a smile on my face, and I feel great. Also my company has a choir, and I get to sing in the choir and I love to sing.

The thing I really don’t like about my job and really frustrates me is that I work in a call center.  I don’t know if you’ve ever worked in a call center, or not, but Here’s how it looks.

I’m tied to the phone.  I’m monitored all the time as to how long I talk to people.  If I talk to long to them, even though I might be helping them, if I talk too long, it’s not good for the company’s numbers.  It may have to hire more people because I’m talking too long.  I find that really frustrating because I like helping.

And there’s a button on my phone with “Aux” on it.  I have to push a button to go to the bathroom.  I have to push that button to go make a personal phone call.  I have only so many minutes for break and lunch to get my personal business done – the doctor, the insurance company, etc. – they all have business hours the same time I’m at work.

This is very frustrating.

And when I want to go on vacation I have to compete with my colleagues for time off.  If the slot I want is already assigned, I may not be able to get it even though I have already made plans.

So when I started my home based business I had the chance to work on my fortune part time.  I’m hoping to eventually go on half time at my job so that I can have more choices in my life – and that’s what I really want!

Also, the minute I started a home based business I was able to save a lot of taxes – and that’s fantastic.

Look, I’m 2 years away from being able to retire with full retiree medical – with my business I’ll have the freedom to do what I want.

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