Fed up

By | April 4, 2011

I’m fed up of work.  Not in an ‘I want to retire and be a lady of leisure’ way, although that would be nice, but an ‘I’m sick of being treated like the office dogsbody’ kind of way.

The people I work for are fine in general but I can’t help feeling like I’m being treated like a 16 year old apprentice rather than a recently qualified accountant.

My manager is a great bloke but his (unspoken) opinion is that unless you work full time with overtime then you don’t work hard enough.  Since returning after maternity leave I only work 3 days.  That’s plenty for me, I still earn some money but get 4 full days with C, but I don’t get any of the good jobs anymore and half the time I can be found typing up letters or similar jobs that really aren’t in my job description.

The money’s not exactly fab either.  Prior to popular belief, unless you work for one of the national firms in a city, accountants don’t really earn that much.  My ‘big’ payrise for completing all my exams amounts to an extra £20 in my pay each month.  Bearing in mind my yearly accountancy membership fee is now £200 I’m not exactly rolling in it.

But I’m stuck.  It’s very rare to see a job advertised for a part time employee and there’s no way I’m going back full time so I’m just stuck here, getting more and more frustrated and wishing I could win the lottery and give it up altogether.

I’ve even been looking at other part-time opportunities online but the sensible part of my brain knows I’ve spent the last 10 years training and sitting exams so it’d be silly to give it up.  I don’t know though, I just want to do something I enjoy.

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