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.