The whole sheer unrelenting misery of my job from hell is making me consider looking at something else. I mean if you find yourself sitting in the car at the station car park every night having a damn good cry before driving home then something might not be entirely right.
Or rather really wrong.
But the problem is that I seem to have fallen into a rather specialised little niche (or nitch as a former American boss used to say) and I’m not really sure what else I might be suitable. I want to work, I’m just not sure I can carry on working at my current job.
So would anyone like to hire me? Or recommend me to someone?
Or even better can someone suggest another job I could do. I’d like to say that I’ve ended up in this career thanks to planning and strategy but the reality is that I trained as an accountant because I didn’t want to take up the glam (and highly sought after) graduate job in sales after the man who was going to be my boss tried to feel me up. And I’d been offered a training contract as an accountant so I asked them if I might have the offer back please. And strangely they gave me another go even though I’d turned them down.
And from there I went into investment banking because it seemed like a good idea and more interesting than the back office jobs some of my friends looked at and I didn’t want to stay in audit any longer. And my career progression in banking mostly happened because I happened to be in the right place at the right time and I fell into something that I could do rather well.
And I moved into my current job because after 4 years and 4 different bosses I could read the writting on the wall and from the outside this place seemed like a haven of flexibility and diversity. Except it isn’t.
But what on earth could I do if I don’t do this?
What can I do that needs someone who is motivated, articulate, able to manage on little sleep, able to juggle babies and blackberry, able to type, use spreadsheets and powerpoint?
Who wants someone who can act as agony aunt, team motivator, the impetus to get people to get things done, who doesn’t mind rolling up her sleeves and getting stuck in?
Where is there a firm who want someone who isn’t afraid to speak up, is able to make fun of herself to break the ice, who is happy to get home and fire up a computer to make sure things are finished but who doesn’t want to do that if there isn’t a need?
So, does anyone want to hire a Muddling?
Or can anyone push me in the direction of a nice new career?