rosevalleynb (rosevalleynb) wrote,

Belated Friday Five

It’s been a while since I did one of these. So, here goes. Let’s chat a bit about my professional life.

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1) Do you enjoy your work?
Yes, I can honestly say that I do. I’m currently running a one-woman show setting up the purchasing department for the company I work. There isn’t a day the same, from doing simple data entry tasks to contract negotiations to writing SOPs and supplier visits/audits. Of course, some days are meh, but we all have one of those days from time to time.

2) Are you overpaid or underpaid for the work you do (or last did)?
I know I have a very competitive salary, but depending on my mood and the challenge(s) I’m facing, I sometimes feel that I’m not getting paid enough to do the shit they require of me.

3) What one thing do you dislike most about your work?
The fact that we’re working with an hopelessly outdated ERP-system. Instead of making my and my colleagues’ life easier, it spouts out wrong or incomplete info, forcing us to resort to various Excel spreadsheets for inventory and sales management. Can’t wait for the promised changes to be implemented!

4) What one thing would make your work life happier or more satisfying?
See above, and more paid vacations days. I had 39 days a year (bank holidays excluded) at my previous job. These days, I have a ‘measly’ 27 days a year.

5) Do you try to fit into your workplace’s culture? What does that entail?
I’d try and adapt accordingly, if I had to. Why make things harder for yourself by intentionally placing yourself outside of the group, you know? At least, you’d be able to say that you tried in case of a mismatch. But I don’t have to try with my current workplace, I just fit in. In this case, it means that I stand firmly support our company’s mission, philosophy, and our products. I have a group of colleagues with the same work ethic as me, who you can be very blunt with without hurting anyone’s feelings and joke and chat right after a heated discussion because we can seperate work from the person.

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