Mr Biffo on self-employment

I love Mr Biffo, in a heterosexual manly way of course. Today he’s writing about homeworking:

When you tell people you work from home, the first thing they usually ask is: “Don’t you find it difficult to get motivated?”

Well, yes. But that’s a given in any job. I’m no more distracted working from home than I’ve been whatever I’ve done. I used to spend my working days at Teletext throwing food across the office, and the few times I went into work at Wembley Stadium it was only to put my own face on the scoreboard, and take photos of it.

Thing is, I’m self-employed. If I don’t work I don’t get paid, and if I don’t get paid I can’t buy beer and comics, and that’s probably the biggest motivator you can get. Short of a large man in a leather harness, standing over you brandishing a threatening wooden paddle, that is.