Late last night, with a thousand things running through my mind, I was sat reading the latest copy of Forbes magazine and I came across an article that lists ‘The Most Stressful Jobs of 2014’. Now I know what you’re thinking.. Surgeon.. Red Arrow Pilot.. Tree Surgeon (especially in this weather) or even Justin Bieber’s agent.. (“He did WHAT?”)
But apparently not… as at the prime number 5 position, there we were! Event Planners! According to Forbes research, the jobs in the world that are more stressful than ours are: Military Personnel, Military Generals, Firefighters and Airline Pilots.
We all know that effectively the job role involves a thousand different aspects from being: a project planner, an operations director, an accountant, a handyman, a social media expert, a waiter.. To name but a few.. but we certainly didn’t expect it to be the 5th most stressful job in the world!
I also recently read an article by Julius Solaris (The author of eventmanagerblog.com) that summed up why we love this ‘stressful’ job:
“If you’d ask a firefighter I am sure they are not excited to dive into flames to save someone. Yet they would do it again and again for that rewarding feeling of actually saving human life.
The same can be said for event professionals. We are not overly enthusiastic about several aspects of our events, yet the feeling of making our guests happy keeps us very attached to our job”
After talking it through in the office we can’t decide if we agree with Forbes; but what we can agree upon is that we love what we do and that’s what keeps us focussed, determined and looking forward to coming to work on a Monday morning!
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(Taken from eventmanagerblog.com: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/love-hate-events#lGKtgPM8DXpzTMhf.99)