@MFJohnston Can you explain #1? My experience has been the opposite.
1) Everyone has their limits. Realize yours. The work will suffer if you work beyond your limits.
2) Always be looking for new revenue streams. You never know when one will dry up.
3) Scheduler and management relationships matter, even ones you haven't needed in a long time.
1. Turn your Amazon boxes inside out and reuse them for USPS shipping shops. This way, there are no markings on the box.
2. Some people are just bitter by nature. No amount of kindness will change it. Don't try; just move on.
3. Schedulers talk to each other. Better to do a hundred shops for one scheduler than one shop for a hundred scheduler. Just like most everywhere else, it's about networking and reputation.