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Whenever people find out I work in Business Recovery, it seems I always get the same questions and comments. “Oh I bet you must be busy!” “Oh, don’t you hate having to dismiss all the staff?” The reality couldn’t be more different.
Given the seemingly never-ending recession and constant news of failing companies in the press, you would think the public at large would be getting more of an idea of what my job entails. Well, you’d be wrong!
Whenever people find out I work in Business Recovery, it seems I always get the same questions and comments. “Oh I bet you must be busy!” “Oh, don’t you hate having to dismiss all the staff?” It’s as if my career has me marked out as something between an undertaker and a cowboy in a suit. (Yes, I have been called both of these). The reality couldn’t be more different.
The thing I love most about my job is how varied it is; there really is no one day the same. I can just as easily be in the office dealing with paperwork on a Monday morning and be on site on a new Administration by the afternoon. I can equally be dealing with a small family business or Company with multi-million pound turnover. Working in this profession opens your eyes a wide spectrum of industry areas and ways to do (or not to do) business. Not many jobs offer that kind of exposure.
What keeps me coming back day after day however is that sense that, particularly in the cases of individuals, by me doing my job correctly I help others, who don’t know the ins-and-outs of the system or the finer points of UK Insolvency legislation, to resolve very stressful situations. It is tangibly clear when an IVA has been agreed and creditor pressure been relieved – it is almost as if you can see the weight lift off of peoples’ shoulders.
I’d recommend a career in Insolvency to anyone!
Author: Nick Cusack