6. Having an evil master.
When I run into an idiot as a freelancer, I can turn and walk the other way. When you run into an idiot in the corporate and government world, then all you can do is turn around and say, “Sorry boss”.
Bet you didn’t know that the English word boss comes from the Dutch word baas. Historically, the word baas means master. Another meaning of the word is cow…or bovine.
So if your boss is really your bovine master, then what does that make you? Nothing but a turd in the herd.
Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist living in Asheville, North Carolina. He has traveled the world documenting the tears, joys, laughter and lives of people everywhere. He currently focuses his camera on the same topics in America. His work has appeared in such diverse publications as USAToday, CNN, Upsurge, Dream Row and others. A portion of his income from each photo shoot is donated to organizations that help the homeless in the communities in which he works. You can see more of his photography by clicking here.