Is it just me or is anyone else that decorates cakes on the side getting sick of their 9 to 5 job? I do this on the side & I'm finding lately that with all the orders I'm getting my real job is getting in the way. I'd rather bake full time instead of. I know I have to work but this is starting to frustrate me big time. Anyone else feeling the same please chime in.
before I retired I felt the same way lol
I am right there with you sister! I have worked here for 8 1/2 years and haven't really liked much of it since I've been here. I think my hatred of this job is what pushed me to open my part-time cake business that opened 2 months ago. I just wish that business would pick up enough that I could at least go part-time at my dayjob and cakes be the fulltime job. It seems that since I opened, my business has dropped off. I think it's just that time of year but it depresses me greatly.
Definitely. I have started loathing my 9 to 5. I wish I could bake full time too. I'd have some control over my life.
I definately would love to do this fulltime. But not that experienced and finances are very very tight.
I am with all of you! I've been decorating for years and recently the last couple years started selling my confections. Business has picked up so much for me that I am finding it increasingly difficult. I've got my 8-5 which is more like 6:30 - 6:30 (very looooong commute) plus my two little girls (1 1/2 & 6) and my honey that require a lot of attention. Generally the moment I get home I'm in the kitchen with dinner on the stove and something baking in the oven. It's very difficult trying to do both jobs at the same time. I usually get between 2-4 hours a night of sleep and have pulled a couple 48 hour shifts with no sleep to get cakes done in time.
My job (as a database engineer) has recently become redundant and boring and I find myself spending more time daydreaming my next cake designs rather than working. Dare I confess I am at work right now .....
I'm with you! Where do I sign up??
Thanks everyone for your input & I also want to add that this place is getting in the way of my CC time. Just thougth I add that. On a serious note though if not for the need to have good healthcare I'd really make the move & jump into caking full time & leave the outccme up god & my skills.
I have more sketches of cakes in my notebook than meeting notes!
ah i too dare to dream that one day i will be able to leave the 9-5 steady paycheck for the life of cake. someday.
I'm right there with you gals! 53 yr. and I've got too many hobbies (cake decorating, sewing, quilting, horses) to have time to hold down a job! like DakotaDesigns, I'm at work now too. Haven't gotten to the point of being a professional. all my cakes to this point have been family, but I'm proud to say I have my first commissioned cake this week - a baby shower! Baked last night, make frosting tonight, begin decorating tomorrow night and deliver Friday night - for a Sat. morning party. Maybe one day I won't be so dependant on this paycheck - - LOL !
Well if it makes you feel any better I work full time, go to school full time, and THEN have to find the time to do this too