There's a reason that you work for yourselves-you would be fired from working for a company.
Uh, on the contrary, I work for myself because I wanted to raise my own children, rather than pay someone else to do it. I enjoyed a wonderful career with Atlantic Canada's largest newspaper and when I went freelance I rarely worried about where the next project came from - in fact, I found a new specialty writing about hydrocarbon harvesting in frigid water conditions and my business boomed when I got on the internet and realized US markets paid much better for these types of stories. I set my own hours, choose my own assignments and don't hesitate for one second to tell jerks where to go and I don't care how much they pay! hmmm, tell me again why I'd want to work for someone else??
I'm not sure what successes or failures you've had in your life, but please don't make the mistake of shading everyone with those experiences. Freelancing, both as a journalist and as a designer, has definitely been the best business decision I have ever made in my life and I wouldn't look back for a second.
And by the way, thanks for the reminder of why I am so fortunate to be my own boss. Just in case I ever think the benefits of having someone else do the paperwork and taxes look pretty good, I'll post your notes here on the board. No amount of money would be worth having someone ruin my days. I have a small string of freelancers that I often use to do interior layout and illustrations and if I ever speak to them in such a rude and condescending way, as you do other people, in my opinion, I sincerely hope they tell me exactly where to go, because I would deserve it.
It doesn't matter what you do in life, whether you're an editor or a maid or doctor or a janitor; whether you are the most junior employee or the CEO of a fortune 500 company, you never, ever have the right to ruin another person's day. That's a power many people take frequently - through insults and ill treatment of others in the work place, but it's a very dishonourable thing to do. It is a stolen "right" and certainly not a right you have ever earned.