I’m sitting in the licensing department and have been here since 8 am and it’s now 9 am. I’ve read that a 3 - 4 hour wait to complete the drivers licence renewal proves is normal. Anything less than that is excellent.
I have a calendar reminder that popped up last week for my next blog write up and I’ve been racking my head for something different / interesting to write about - and here it is!
Not only is it a big waste of productive time in this country that desperately needs more employment opportunities to grow, but there also isn’t any pay for me whilst I sit here. I cannot bill time if I’m not working you see. It’s something all companies have of course but when one works for a salary, it doesn’t seem to matter as much.
So no income also means no taxes can be paid. Surely this is a big issue in a country that needs more entrepreneurs and new start up businesses? How much is this really costing the economy and hence the country?
To add to that, the security won’t give forms out to be completed beforehand. I luckily googled, found the forms, printed them, completed them at home & someone here is sensible enough to accept them ...
It’s also interested how much of stress from work is more about who your colleagues are, how appreciated you feel, and whether you are recognised for your efforts / ability. We met someone recently while on a photographic safari travels who was telling us how much her time in the bush was needed because of the stress at work for exactly those reasons.
I listened and empathised ... secretly feeling guilty but also ever so grateful and blessed. I could honestly say that’s not an issue working for myself. I work like crazy to get ahead, structure and organise things for my clients, love our time away, and look forward to getting back to sort client issues out and deliver value once I’m back. I HAVE to make this work!
So I’m still in the queue - eye test, finger prints, completed form and then pay ... then it’s just the collection in 4-6 weeks time.