Daily Prompt – Pace Oddity

If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?

I’d love to do both of these things to a number of different aspects of my life, and it’s quite hard to pick just one…

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Daily Prompt: Sixteen Tons

How do you feel about your job? Do you spring out of bed, looking forward to work? Or, is your job a soul-destroying monotony of pure drudgery, or somewhere in between?

“..a soul-destroying monotony of pure drudgery…” now that’s a great way to describe somebody’s job. I’m pretty sure I’ve had days / weeks / months where I’ve felt like that with my job.

Without giving too much away, my job has a tendency to be rather monotonous, and half of it is spent answering phones, which is really the only part that I really loathe about my role. The other half of my role is actually something that I somewhat enjoy. It’s a role that allowed me to grow with the role; take on more responsibility; given me more autonomy; and it’s allowed me to really ‘own’ the role and take pride in my work.

The problem that I have is that as much as I want to get myself away completely from answering phones, my employers simply won’t have a bar of it. The last person who wanted off ended up having some kind of breakdown, and soon after left the company. Although a part of me feels like I may be not far off having some kind of complete breakdown, it’s not necessarily something that I want to happen in order to achieve a change in my role.

Perhaps I need to try and take on more admin work as a means to demonstrate that I simply don’t have time to sit around idly answering phones and continually getting frustrated by people calling. It’s a tough job, and I know somebody has to do it… I would just prefer if that somebody wasn’t me.