Okay, well my current role as stated is crap. Crap pay (comparable to others of its kind in other industries, I could easily be earning 50% more maybe even 100%), crap conditions (I’ve only just got some more helper monkeys after 8 months of struggling through a ridiculous amount of work. The problem was I managed to get things done. I didn’t get them done well, but I got them done. So this sent the message to management that I had no need for more staff. I finally figured this out and told my existing staff (or helper monkeys as I like to call them, as opposed to the poo throwing monkeys everywhere else here) to stop their 14-hour days, and working on the weekends. After a month of this, I finally got more staff. I can play the game if I really have to, but I hate doing it.), crap office (its not even in the basement, its out on the dock *starts singing Otis Redding’s Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay*), out in the cold (or heat in summer) and very close to where the trash gets dumped, so smelly. And also about the size of a large broom cupboard. (sometimes when I’m in the office and stuck on the computer crunching out reports, I like to pretend I’m Harry Potter at the Dursley’s and Hagrid will come and save me real soon. I’m a dork I know :P)
I have a job interview for the same role but in the government sector on Thursday.
The job as I understand, is basically a reporting role (generation of and analysis of) and I’ll earn more than 50% on top of my current salary.
Yes, yes, “what about your dream of being a fire fighter Captain Sweatpants? Have you given up on that? Say it isn’t so! *sob*” Well the fire brigade isn’t recruiting at the moment, and bugger if I’ll waste years on a role I hate. I might as well earn some decent moolah right?
And with the extra money I could pretty much double my debt repayments, or add a few (just a few!) luxuries into my life. Maybe a car…
Anyways… I’ll keep you updated!
Happy lazy Sunday and/or drunk Saturday folks!