Adulthood
1st November 2013
life, thoughts, work | 2 comments

I feel like I’m not blogging as much as I should be considering I have been wanting to blog a lot. Work has just been hectic and very stressful! Year-end is a bitch and I knew it was always the case but since this is my first real hands-on experience with it, I have to say I now truly understand why people dread year-end. It’s been non-stop work over the last couple of week and I guarantee it’s going to be another month (at least) of this hardcore work. Not only is it year-end but we are also switching over accounting systems so that’s more work involved to make sure everything matches and nothing is missing. We have to figure out new processes or change processes entirely for practically everything.

Having to sit in about 10 meetings in the last 2 weeks, I still have no clue what my workload is going to be like when we officially start the new system. It seems like the data-entry part might be easier for me since I don’t have to do much of it but apparently I have do more analyzing and reporting since one of the bosses wants particular things that the new system cannot offer. So … I don’t have to type as much but more brain-work and actual calculating and work is going to start taking up a lot of my time. Is that a good thing? I won’t know yet until we start. I guess I am happy that I won’t have to enter thousands of invoices everyday but I don’t know how difficult or how much more work this analytic portion of my workload would be. I’m a little scared of it to be honest.

A new portion of my work is going to be collections. Apparently, starting now, I have to start actually calling and harassing people for people who are late on their payments. Seems kinda fun I say. I just don’t know if I have the balls to really go gung-ho on it though since it’s hard for me to be a hard-ass. LOL. My bosses said that I have to be confident and actually be a “hard-ass” (they actually said that to me) so that the company can get paid and of course our financial statements will look better. Understandable. Luckily I have one of the girls to help me out with this so maybe she can do the calling because she’s a lot tougher than me LOL (if need be).

So a lot of new changes at work. How much MORE work everything is going to be is the question and I’m a little nervous about it. I’m finally JUST starting to get the hang of things and then they decide to start changing things around but that’s the nature of a workplace I guess. At least this way, I’m taking all this in as new experience. If I am going to be an accountant for a very long time and actually considering this my career, then it’s good to be able to experience all of this and have it all under my belt. It’s nice to feel like I’ve accomplished things career-wise since I’m an adult now and have a “career”.

LOL. Being an adult sucks hahahahha. I miss those days of being a kid and the only thing I would worry about is getting that new barbie I saw at Toys R Us. None of this stress about finding a job so you can get paid and the reason to get paid is to pay bills and worry about whatever is left over to be saved for other commitments you need money for and if there is anything left after that, THEN … you can have a little BIT of fun … Sigh … Adulthood. Anyways, the subject of adulthood can be an entirely separate long post if I get myself started so I’ll stop here LOL.

2 Responses to “Adulthood”

  1. Cat says:

    Year-end is always kind of weird. There’s so many holidays and people are taking vacations. It often gets busy for me, too, because we’re trying to cram releases in before the year is over.

    I don’t think I have the balls to call people about late payments, haha. I would worry about people getting mad or trying to make excuses. I hope that goes well, and good luck with all of the work changes!

    Sometimes I miss the carefree days of being a little kid too. On the bright side, instead of worrying about getting that new toy I want, I can just buy it since I have a job 😉

  2. Light says:

    I hear ya about wanting to blog more and….not. Haha. Life gets so crazy…. I guess I knew I would be busy and set up the blog anyway…. just got to make myself do it, even if it turns out to be word vomit. I like having something to look back on even if I don’t have a lot of person-to-person interaction on my blog.

    I’ve never really had a job where year-end was significant to me (unless you count retail and the holiday season…….yuck). I hope everything goes well for you and you get to relax soon!

    Oh man, good luck with the new responsibility of collections person! Better you than me! Haha. I hope it does end up being fun for you! I would be super scared to have to do that. But then again, I hate answering the phone at all… let alone having to talk on it for work. I don’t have the confidence to do it myself!

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