On the first day of Christmas, some guy emailed me
Asking that I work for free
On the second day of Christmas, the guy referred to me
As "Dear Allan Bixby"
And again asked that I work for free
On the third day of Christmas, three clients mailed to me
Greeting cards saying
"Dear Adam Bisby"
Means a lot to know they value me
On the fourth day of Christmas, the CRA sent me
Four HST forms
Three payment docs
Two veiled threats
And a note about interest fees
On the fifth day of Christmas, I read a nifty tweet
(About the) Five Golden Rules!!!!! (of freelancing):
Never miss deadlines
Always show up
Do good work and don’t do it for free
On the sixth day of Christmas, I had a lovely dream:
Five golden handshakes!!!!!
Four soaring stocks
Three health plans
Two pension funds
And a chalet near Lake Louise
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Seven pounds of coffee
Six iPhone chargers
Five Golden Brooms!!!!!
Four "sick day" nooners
Three bath bombs
Two mental notes
And a new bathrobe already
On the eighth day of Christmas, my two kids gave to me
Eight playdate pickups
Seven missing backpacks
Six permission forms
Five (requests for) golden retrievers!!!!!
Four data overages
Three French tests
Two turtle deaths
And two reasons to rock 2019...