Dog Days #30: My Best Job Ever……….

was not working with dogs and puppies as a temporary kennel maid.
Although I loved being surrounded by dogs and didn’t mind clearing up the mess, changing their water or putting feed down, I did not get on with the owner who had a weird and erratic way of doing things. Scrubbing the floors of kennels on my hands and knees with something not much bigger than a large scourer because she didn’t believe in buckets and mops, was one scrub too much.

No, my best job was at the bank as a financial analyst.
It was well paid, and I had strict deadlines, but everything was based on number crunching, something I love, and something I’m good at!
I’ve always said give me a list of figures and I’ll balance it 20 different ways, and basically this is exactly what I did. It was my job to report the figures to the Head Office for four European offices (all different sizes and different perspectives).
Once my training was over and I understood how the spreadsheets worked and what to record, report and split where, I was in my element.
I did the job for five years, ending up training my replacements before taking redundancy in 2001. 9/11 happened ten days before that day, and our entire office, from finance, payments, foreign exchange and our IT guys all chipped in one way or another to keep things moving.

Written for #FDDA 30th August

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Dog Days #30: My Best Job Ever……….

  1. Sorry, what is redundancy? Is that retirement?

    • Redundancy is the loss of your job because it either doesn’t exist anymore or you’re not needed anymore. Our department was relocated and whilst I could have gone with the job, it would have meant my husband finding a new job. Property prices were twice as much as our own, and there was no salary hike to compensate though all sale legal fees would have been covered had I gone. I took a redundancy package instead and later my bank pension, which had I not taken in 2006 would have lost as the bank was sold a couple of years later and they were only honouring existing pensioners.

      • Thank you for the explanation. It sounds like it worked out for the best, which is awesome.

      • As it turned out yes, because had I gone with the job, I would have been made redundant 2 years later as it was relocated again, but to India. Two years after that it was all taken back into the USA, and then the bank was sold, I think in 2008 or 2009.

      • It’s actually cost the bank more since left than when I was working there, and I was with the bank for 12 years, the last five being in my analytical position.

  2. lbeth1950 says:

    I am terrible figures. If I did bookkeeping, I’d probably be the first innocent person convicted of embezzlement, ignorant but innocent.

  3. lbeth1950 says:

    We all have different talents. I am a retired nurse.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Your dream job sounds like my nightmare~~ I’ll clean kennels any day before I would consider working with numbers!!

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