I hate it! I hate it! I hate! It is the time of the year, that is not helped by an absence of a reliable, trustworthy and a talented employee. It is adversely affecting my business and my well being.
My current role is very much a technical accountant. A role that I left years ago in my employment and I had for a short-term when I was a sole practitioner.
I can perform the role. It is NOT the right role if I want my business to progress. A practice needs the owner or a senior person always working on the business and not in it undertaking a technical function. The opportunity costs are substantial. .
Of course, in the short term, they are financial savings but over the long term, if things go on as they are I am shooting myself in the foot.
An option, I did consider over the week, was taking on a subcontractor. This does not fully address the issue. I need someone experienced full time, in the office with me, who responds to client queries, establish a rapport with our clients and gains confidence of the clients. Both M and her predecessor did this very well.
Having said what I said, up to now, I have not taken any action to get my next M. I am too busy performing a technical function. As a temporary measure, I have engaged services of a subcontractor. Her current commitments mean that she cannot start until late January. I know her. She is good. When she starts, at least, it will give me some time to take action to find M’s replacement.
I know it is a short My Week post, I am just not feeling good folks. My sleep pattern has gone haywire completely. I work till very late and start late. As regards to my eating pattern, I really do not want to go there. Well, maybe in the weight loss blog. Those damn scales! I think there is some technical fault with it.