Are you currently self-employed right now? Speaking from my experience. It has been extremely nice being self-employed and that is mainly because of what you said. I’m free to choose when to work, go on vacation, leave for an emergency, or I just don’t have it in me to work that day. I have employees now, but since I am the owner, I have the freedom to come and go when I please.
Now, that doesn’t mean I take super advantage of it and I treat my employees with respect, pay them well and make sure they are happy.