I never enjoy going back to work after a holiday but this time it seems to be worse than usual. On top of the post holiday blues is the ever increasing workload.
Whilst on holiday I received three new business enquiries in less than a week, I’ll follow these up, mind you I’m become more selective as my spare capacity diminishes/disappears. Anything which falls into the too hard/too unusual/take too much time category will be politely declined – always difficult when it’s a referral. The rest will be welcomed with open arms (and a sigh).
Anyway, sitting down at my desk yesterday and today I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed by the work that needs doing. I did around 1 week’s worth of work in August – the bare minimum really – payrolls, vat returns a few other bits and pieces so I was expecting a lot to do when I got back.
September and October are from experience very busy months for me, a combination of the holiday backlog and certain sets of accounts which always end up being done in this period. It get me prepared for the busy winter months - don’t mind that – better than working in the summer.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the summer break (and the Ashes victory – hurray!!) but this time of year is always painful.
Next year will be no different, in fact I’m hoping to take even more of a break next July/August – just need to pull my finger out between now and then!
About Kent accountant
Chartered Accountant based in Kent.
After leaving practice very soon after qualifying, swearing never to return, in 2011 I did exactly that.
Now a sole practitioner and loving it, business growing rapidly and looking forward to the future as my own boss.