When people talk vaguely about their jobs, I always wonder what they actually do.
Office jobs in particular can be hard to pinpoint. Long, fancy titles are thrown around and they don't often mean much to people who don't work in that business (or perhaps even to people who do!).
When I'm playing the corporate game, I'm usually found in Human Resources - it's what I've done for most of my working life, it's the field I studied. Anything to do with people in a business - that's my job.
I've come to realise I'm best at one aspect of that - which just so happens to be something most people I meet hate doing: processes, systems, procedures, documentation, plans, policies. Exciting stuff, huh? (Bet you never realised how much of a nerd I really am.)
The work I'm doing now - a contract role with the company I worked with for nine years before having Abbey - covers some of that stuff I enjoy, but is less on the HR side of things. I'm finding myself wading through workflows, trying to understand processes, mapping it all out, writing up reports, making recommendations, talking to lots of people and madly learning as I go.
I took a few quick snaps over the last few days to show you what my working week has looked like, in case some of you are as curious about what people do all day as I am…
For now, though, my working week is over and it’s time to slow down for a few days. Ahead of me – family, cuddles, walks, baking, writing, planning new projects for my future (what? I suck at slowing down!).
Recharging before hitting my stride into another busy week.
Bring it on.
Now it's your turn - tell me, what's your day job?