I too am a desk jockey. I am management in my office, but can relate to having others responsibilities handed down to you. I am in this position because I've proven to care about the company, do my work to the best of my ability, and don't need any oversight. But with the high turnover rate we have for the lower positions, sometimes it causes a huge hardship to do my job and to do theirs.
With that said, I enjoy my job. I enjoy dealing with our customers and I am good at what I do. I'm able to keep the office flowing in a well mannered motion and have avoided the boss getting a single 'upset customer phone call' since the day I came on board. I am able to afford my horses and live a nice lifestyle. I feel like I get to use my intelligence daily, and I like that.
The negative is I have an hour and a half commute, so I leave my house at 6:30 and get home at 6. The one thing I have set in place that makes me look a little less desirable is... my family comes first. If my daughter is sick, I work from home. If she needs a doctor appointment, I leave early. If she is graduating from kindergarten, I take the day off. That is my present to myself to be a good working mom.
Last edited by LetAGrlShowU; 07-19-2012 at 12:03 PM.