Thursday, 30 July 2015

5 Things Full Time Work has Taught me...

Now that I've graduated from university, I've had to step into the real world and get a job where I work 40 hours a week and earn some money. It's either that or head home to my parents for the long term which would meant giving up my new flat...

But working just 40 hours a week isn't the bed of roses that I first thought - I mean, I've worked all the way through my degree so am not scared of a full days work, but working all the hours in the week has taught me a thing or two. Which today I thought I'd share...

1. It could be worse. - It may not be fun getting up again for another day at work but I have to keep reminding myself that it could in fact be worse and that I'm lucky to have a little job. Without the job as we've already established I'd lose my flat and my independence that I've worked so hard to keep.

2. You will be tired. - There is time that it all seems to much and that I am the most tired that I ever have been which is something that I didn't factor in. In fact, there are days when I come in from work and am then asleep all night. I have to use my days off to recover from the rest of the week - which is awful I know!

3. Savour the days off. - When you have a day off, I've learnt not to waste it. I know that I need to use these days to relax, recharge and unwind but I like to make sure that I manage to see something or achieve something on my constantly growing to-do list.

4.The Customer is not always right - The first thing you learn in customer service is that the customer is always right. Full time work has confirmed to me that this is not the case and that there is an art to managing to allow the customer to believe they are right whilst helping them alter their view...

5. Money is not everything. - I work for money to be able to afford nice things and although I am earning more than I ever have, working full time like my OH has taught me that although the money is good, nothing can change the value of quality time spent together. No money could every replace that and therefore money doesn't make me happy.

I'm learning to get the hang of this full time lark, and I'm getting there but it will take time to 100% make it...

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