The worst, the very worst thing about working for yourself is that there is no-one around who can help when things go wrong. No-one to stock up on pens, paper and printer cartridges; no-one to unblock the photocopier or report the fault on the phone line. And most of all, no IT department.
I’ve spent interminable hours recently not solving a really simple problem with my laptop, and building up a store of rage, frustration, inadequacy and self-loathing it might take therapy to release. It would probably take any 13-year old a moment to fix this. She probably wouldn’t have to break off texting while she did it. Sadly I don’t know any 13-year olds. I am going to have to buy in techie support at heart-breaking cost, and take it on the chin when I’m treated like the local village idiot for not being able to sort this out by myself. What does anyone else do?