I do a lot of complaining about my job, and believe me, there has been a lot to complain about lately. I had originally planned to blog three times last week, but when you are stuck working late every night and coming home feeling like death warmed over, it’s hard to get up the motivation. Frankly, I’ve been letting myself get a bit depressed because of the pressure I’ve been under, so that’s why I thought this post would be good. That and I haven’t had a Five Things post since Christmastime. Time to dust it off.
1. My Co-Workers
I have awesome co-workers. Sure, we don’t always see eye to eye. But for the most part, the fourteen of us who work in my department get along great. They are my work family and I am proud to call them such. We are always willing to help each other out, always there to lend a shoulder to cry on or to celebrate when we achieve our goals. And on birthdays, there are always bagels from Panera Bread.
2. My Private Office
Yes, my co-workers and I generally get along great, but on the rare occasions when we don’t, it’s nice to be able to get away from everyone. My office is tiny, but it does have a door which I am allowed to keep shut if I so desire. So what if it gets so stuffy in there that I can barely breathe? I can crank up my iPod on it’s little dock and work away all by my lonesome. It’s nice.
3. The Skills I Have Learned
My official title at my job is “accountant,” despite the fact that I have never once taken an accounting class. Everything I have learned about the field, I have learned through this company. I have become proficient in many different bookkeeping programs, from QuickBooks to MAS, and I can make an Excel spreadsheet stand up and dance on its hind legs. I never would have learned this stuff if it wasn’t for my job.
4. The Hasler M3000
This thing is magic. I have to admit, I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to office supplies and office machines. I always buy my own pens, pencils, and notepads just because I can’t stand to use the cheap, generic stuff they buy. When I met the Hasler, however, I immediately fell in love. This machine is amazing. One of my duties is to send out monthly letters to clients. Some days there’s only a handful. Others, hundreds. The Hasler not only folds all my letters for me – it stuffs them into envelopes too! I put in paper, it spits out perfect letters ready to be mailed. It’s beautiful.
5. The Fact That I Have A Job
This is probably the most important one. For all the complaining I do, I realize that I am pretty damn lucky. I know several people who have been unemployed for a while. Our company is fairly recession-proof, so despite the economy being on a roller coaster, we’ve been surviving quite well. Whenever I complain about my job, I need to remember that things could be a whole lot worse.