Life as an accountant isn’t just tax and accounts. So when you’re not investigating the latest bit of cloud kit or dreading Monday’s Budget, what have you done this week to unwind?
Reading is mentioned in the title – because there is nothing better after a long working day to relax with a book – but this could be any form of entertainment, hobby or distraction.
I’ll go first. This week I’ve had my nose stuck in Adam Kay’s ‘This is going to hurt’ – the diary of a junior doctor. Kay’s diaries are packed with the kind of humour you’d expect from somebody who has hung up the stethoscope for life as a comedy writer.
We all complain about the long hours we work. Sometimes your working week may feel like a conveyor belt of work and sleep. But what struck me was the brutal hours Kay endured as a junior doctor.
Stuffed full of anecdotes of petty bureaucracy and objects ‘mysteriously’ lodged in orifices, the book is funny - very funny, actually. And I am sure some accountants may sympathise with the bureaucracy, long hours, and stomaching patients’ (or clients) demands (but maybe less so about the whole objects in orifices malarky).
Well, that’s been what’s distracted me from work this week. How about you?