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uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 10:09:00 AM
so i have a decent job...i drive pretty far for it (although i'm sure some people drive farther) its about 40 minutes to an hour. this is only part of the problem...

i was hired to do what i love (project assisting for a general contractor and also helping out estimating projects)...i know it's a weird thing to do but i love it.

the money for not going to college is also very good. lets just say i make over 40 grand, fully paid benefits, sick pto and a week vacation all before 1 year.

but, they told me i would be doing some "light" accounting (they had someone coming in and doing it for them).

now, it's turned into me doing ALL the a/r, budgeting for the projects, entering all the sub invoices, doing the payroll and being the only project/estimating assistant...

i HATE numbers and despise coming in and doing the accounting...i also know that learning quickbooks is a big deal with eventually finding other jobs...it's a big plus especially with smaller companies.

do i look for something else bc i hate accounting or do i stay here and be grateful for the learning?
nobodygotstylelikeus
3/4/2008 10:18:00 AM
what is happening to the position that you originally were hired for? Is that also being implemented into your new tasks?
pahulkster
3/4/2008 10:18:00 AM
Seems like you should ask for more money if you're being given all the extra work.
uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 10:20:00 AM
Originally posted by:Kyle 3.0

what is happening to the position that you originally were hired for? Is that being implemented also implemented into your new tasks?

we are a small office...i am now wearing all the hats here. the girl at the front used to do alot and they had someone part time doing what i was hired for (the assisting) and someone else coming in part time for the accounting...

now we have twice as many jobs as before...so i'm not just doing accounting for a regular office...i'm doing accounting for about 5 construction projects on top of it.

a national acrobat
3/4/2008 10:20:00 AM
stick with it and hope for rewards
uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 10:39:00 AM
i got my desk moved (which i wanted - i had no privacy before) and small compensation HOWEVER, this compensation was promised to me after 3 months upon what we agreed on at my interview...

so it has nothing to do with my new accounting responsibilities.
cbrickhouse
3/4/2008 10:43:00 AM
be grateful for the learning, then after a year ask for a raise due to the added responsabilities
XWHISKEYX
3/4/2008 10:48:00 AM
Originally posted by: cbrickhouse

be grateful for the learning, then after a year ask for a raise due to the added responsabilities

ditto, if you ever have a job that requires you to do the same thing every day you will eventually become bored. I would not work a job that did not require me to learn new things and take on new challenges.
uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 10:53:00 AM
Originally posted by:XWHISKEYX

Originally posted by: cbrickhouse

be grateful for the learning, then after a year ask for a raise due to the added responsabilities

ditto, if you ever have a job that requires you to do the same thing every day you will eventually become bored. I would not work a job that did not require me to learn new things and take on new challenges.


it is the same thing day after day...only its all accounting. i am not nearly as involved in the construction aspect of things as i was with my last job.

but i def see where i should be grateful for new skills. i see job listings all the time with "quickbooks experience a plus"...
uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 10:53:00 AM
Originally posted by:xveggiemoshx

they can hire me? Eh eh?

hahaha you can take the girl i work with's place.

she's annoying and lazy.
XWHISKEYX
3/4/2008 10:56:00 AM
Originally posted by: uthoughtuknewme

Originally posted by:XWHISKEYX

Originally posted by: cbrickhouse

be grateful for the learning, then after a year ask for a raise due to the added responsabilities

ditto, if you ever have a job that requires you to do the same thing every day you will eventually become bored. I would not work a job that did not require me to learn new things and take on new challenges.


it is the same thing day after day...only its all accounting. i am not nearly as involved in the construction aspect of things as i was with my last job.

but i def see where i should be grateful for new skills. i see job listings all the time with "quickbooks experience a plus"...


also, if you plan to be in the corporate world you will need to learn to adapt quickly. its all about skills and the ability to just 'get the job done' and if you cannot do that there is always someone who will and you will find yourself passed over for promotions etc or maybe out of a job.
uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 11:03:00 AM
whiskey, that's part of my problem...i adapt very quickly and get all my work done very fast and right away...so jobs that the other girl i work with have been given to me to do.

i just feel like if i wanted an accounting job that's what i would have applied for...

but i hate numbers, they make me miserable, there's no enjoyment for me in it.

the enjoyment for me is assisting with project management and estimating projects...which is what i thought i'd be doing alot more of.

but i agree totally.
uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 11:15:00 AM
Originally posted by:xveggiemoshx

Originally posted by:uthoughtuknewme

Originally posted by:xveggiemoshx

they can hire me? Eh eh?

hahaha you can take the girl i work with's place.

she's annoying and lazy.


Hook it up! I've got a college degree and I'm not making nearly enough money.



it's all the way in quakertown...it's pretty far? what is your degree for ?
uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 11:39:00 AM
heleneau@hotmail.com gimme your resume!

uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 12:02:00 PM
maybe you can even take my job. hahaha

Kadesh
3/4/2008 2:03:00 PM
i say look for something else and when you find it, tell them you're going to quit unless you do what you were hired for because honestly, it's the only reason you wanted the job.

...I mean, don't be mean about it, just tell them it has always been something you loved and you need to do it to be happy, or something like that.
uthoughtuknewme
3/4/2008 2:04:00 PM
Originally posted by:matt.

i say look for something else and when you find it, tell them you're going to quite unless you do what you were hired for because honestly, it's the only reason you wanted the job.

BINGO. i feel like this is a good route. explore my options.