No, seriously, why did I decide to be an accountant again? What with all the numbers and the spreadsheets and the wails of "But I don't have enough money! Give me more money!", I'm beginning to wonder if I should have thought about it a teensy bit harder.
I suppose you do get to boss people around, so that's always nice. There's something about being in charge of the money that seems to scare the bejezus out of people. I'm pretty sure that there are more than a couple senior managers who would do a rousing version of Knees Up Mother Brown for my amusement, just because of how scared they are of having to do their own finances.
It's just that in some areas the job is ... lacking.
The biggest one? That would be the lack of cuddling opportunities, hands down. You get surprisingly few offers of a quick hug when people just see you as "that finance type person". Work as a psychologist? Lots of hugs. As a lawyer? Well they always seem to hug after they win a case on TV. As a sporting person? Hugs galore and the odd pat on the butt. As an actor? More hugs than you know what to do with ... and if you're really lucky, a simulated sex scene or two!
But no one wants to hug the person that told them their salaries budget was at risk of going over by more than the acceptable percentage and they'll need to submit a report to senior management. It just doesn't happen.
Maybe I should have done what this woman did [link] and started a cuddling business. She actually gets paid for cuddling people AND taking naps, can you believe it? I want that job!
I suppose I could start an on-the-side business at work. I could put up one of those little signs ala Lucy's therapist sigh in Peanuts, declaring that "The Cuddler Is In".
I wonder if I'd get many takers.