Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
I was made redundant in 1991 when the mines closed, started up on my own & never looked back. I'm probably "unemployable" now, as I'm used to taking holidays, time off etc. when I want & not having to grovel for it. As RW says, just get used to the irregular cash flow, it's either feast or famine.
I don't know what you did and it seems we all have a redundancy story . I did 27 years with tesco and similar to others had decent salary , final salary pension and a company car etc .
I took redundancy five years ago it was a decision that frightened the s**t out of me to make , family and all that . But once I had made it I never looked back . PD comments about being unemployable are spot on if you make it work you will never work for anyone else .
my tip would be plan to survive with very little salary from whatever business you set up . You need to be able to price with confidence and be prepared to re invest for a few years . like other comments made I am only just getting back to my old income . Being your own boss is a fantastic feeling .
I don't know anything about the boat industry but owning one in derbyshire makes it difficult to get things done on it . I don't know how practical a mobile boat repair business might be .
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