(Closed) What’s the hardest part of your job?

posted 10 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, I got laid off in November from my Administrative Assistant job.  Things have been rough, but it led me to realize that that isn’t my real passion. Sitting in an office 9-5 bores me.  It led me to do some soul searching, and ultimately decide to open my own stationary & graphic design business. It’s fun to be doing what I love, but it’s really draining trying to start up a business (as I’m sure you know, Mrs. Bee!).  I feel like all of my "free" time is devoted to getting things started, working on branding, researching costs, etc.  I feel like I live for my business. It can be draining, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Post # 4
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m an attorney.  I really like my job and the firm I’m with. The hardest part of my job is billing.  Attorneys have to keep track of every minute spent on work because we get paid by billing clients per every 6 minutes.  At the end of the day I have to account for all the work I did, and how much time I spent on everything.  So even an email that takes a minute to read has to be accounted for.  It’s so tedious, time consumming and annoying.  What’s even more furstrating is realizing how many hours spent at work cannot be billed. 

Oh and there are very strict, (and high), minimums that everyone must bill per year. 

Post # 5
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

time is my workplace issue – lack of. im in australia but work for a global company so there are conference calls with europe, US and now asia and no one seems to care about my timezone!  when i book conference calls with them that suit me you should hear the complaints about having to get up at 3am their time


Post # 6
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I work in a human resources department and the hardest part of my job is hard to nail down. There’s firing people, which is terribly unpleasant (as one can imagine), but there’s also the fact that you’re always trying to please "the powers that be". 

Post # 7
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love my job, but I just got semi-promoted. So I am still in my old role, but took on the responsibilities of another role because my company is being budget concious and decided not to fill the roll with a new employee, so I’m constantly struggling with time management. I now have two bosses that I report to and keeping track of everything is a little overwhelming, all though, I’m sure as time goes on it will get easier. 🙂

 I can’t even imagine how exhausting your role must be, Mrs. Bee! But all your hard work really shows.

Post # 8
1149 posts
Bumble bee

I love my job, the hardest part is having sooooooooooo much more to do than there is time to do it!

Post # 9
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

In general I love my job, but I HATE being on committes and I really hate grading term papers and lab reports!!!!!

Post # 10
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think the part of my job I hate the most is the reality of dying that it brings home sometimes.

Like yesterday, I’m walking in the back door to my building..and had to actually hold the door open for somebody..the guy from the funeral home in the black suit pushing the velvet colored gurney with SOMEBODY underneath it to the hearse.

Or losing a patient.  I have had some I’ve seen struggle with cancer or a terminal disease.  I’ve cried with them.  But usually for the most part, people DO get better and I count the VICTORIES and not the losses.

Post # 11
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I love my job, but the hardest part of my job is letting go. I am a perfectionist. I mean, give me 24 hours to work on a cake & I’ll spend every last second ensuring its flawless.

My staff doesn’t share the same sentiment & I’m pretty sure they think I’m crazy.

Post # 12
5886 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Man, it’s so nice to hear all these people saying they love their jobs.


I unfortunately don’t love my job.  Is "because it’s boring" an answer to your question?  Anyway, I’m working on changing jobs and you ladies are giving me hope for the future!

Post # 13
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Long hours, constant anxiety over work not done, partners demanding (like many laywers)…hmm….age 29…sounds like I need a career change!

Post # 14
1356 posts
Bumble bee

I totally hear the lawyers on the billable hours! Which is why I am happy not practicing law. 🙂 I did family law for a while, and every aspect of it was hard. Now I’m the Assistant Director of Student Life at my law school and it is so much fun! The worst part of my job is dealing with law school students every day. Hehe.

Post # 15
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

I forgot to mention billable hours – the bane of my existence.  Tick tock tick tock.

Post # 16
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

 I work for a shipping company  , and so I have to say one of the hardest parts is unrealistic customer expectation.  While I understand each package is important some things ( a brides dress , a medical transplant , cold packed medication) IS more important than your Ipod. It’s very difficult to be yelled at by customers who I am simply unable to help because they wanted their package yesterday. 

 That being said I also LOVE my job because I am the person who IS able to help ensure that you get what you needed. My favorite of these http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/mind-if-i-gush . I love being able to help people.  

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