A life free from Auditing
What does job satisfaction look like? Do you have to be the most passionate person when your job is taking out the trash, or cleaning up after spoilt kids? Is it internal or external factors that influence how you feel about your job?
These are the questions I’ve been asking myself over the last few months as I desperately searched for a job that would allow me to stay in the Cayman Islands. It is almost impossible to change my career, considering the reason they allowed me to come here is because of my qualifications. But perhaps I could do an accounting job that offered me something more fulfilling. As I said in the video I have been working at the main Cayman Islands hospital for the last few months, and for once – even though I was the newbie – I felt like I was adding value to a team. That what I was doing was appreciated and made a difference to the people around me. And on some strange level it was nice to know that it was essentially for the greater good, keeping a local hospital running smoothly. Does that suddenly make accounting super interesting? No. But just through those two things, appreciation and job value, I feel more fulfilled.
However what it may come down to is an attitude change on my part. When you really need a job, and really need to do well at it. Your attitude changes. The business no longer owes you something, you owe it. You want to bring your best skills to the party to add value and show that you’re worth employing. And when you bring that, in the right business, it will be appreciated and the rest will come naturally.