Currently I work as an IT recycling supervisor with 6 members of staff that I manage on a daily basis. Recently I have been working at weekends and also standard Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm but I can and do work sometimes up till 8pm on average 2-3 times a week.
My work doesn't involve sitting behind a desk all day but I am actively working with my staff for example loading up 40ft containers of monitors, some monitors can be those big 21 inch sizes and if anybody who knows these can be very heavy..especially after you have lifted the 1st 20 or so then you become knackered.
Have come to a point now where I feel the company is taking the crap especially with regards to working at the weekends..considering I am on a set salary for the year. And the work that I am doing can be physically demanding I just feel I am not getting enough money for the work that I do. Have had a word with my boss recently but due to financial reasons the company cannot afford to up my salary.
Anyways...was chatting to one of my close mates..he asked me if I was interested in working at a call centre..I previously worked for DWP (Dept for Work and Pension) long term dealing with members of the public and also on the telephone. When my mate stated to me how much he was on I was gobsmacked to say the least. He works 3 days on doing 11 hour shifts, then 2 days off, then 3 days on etc etc. He gets 4 tea / lunch breaks..one every 2 hours for 15 minutes, 30, 15 and 30 minutes..and to cap it all off he is on £1500 extra per year than what I am on...plus good perks and gets a bonus if he introduces new staff to the company.
I am seriously considering changing over to his job, have had a vast amount of experience dealing with the public in the past plus there could be a chance in the future the company may give me a line manager / supervisors role...but I guess I am afraid to take the plunge in case I do not like the job..but same time I won't have to work practically 7 days a week and have a more relaxing job sitting at a desk talking / advising customers.
I guess this is me ranting...what would you do?