Christmas party but who force themselves to go to avoid being labelled antisocial. Then there are the others who circle the date on the calendar with red exclamation marks because it's their chance to get tipsy, and they're keen to do it again, despite the ... fool they made of themselves the previous year. However that's just the problem of those who can say they work for someone else. Then there are the self-employed; and I'm not talking about small, medium or large companies, but about people who work ... for themselves, often in professions that are, I won't say liberal, but creative. Those hard workers who can also be called "freelance", that is, they are free of all ties, some because they like it that way, and others because they have no choice.