Wednesday, 9 July 2014
When I first left my job at TA Investment Management, I thought I wouldn’t be grappling with things like compliance work or business continuity planning, until perhaps I joined another company’s workforce once again.
Boy was I wrong. Now in my 6th year of running Kinder Soaps, I find myself facing a mountain of compliance and QC documentation to create and maintain for my soap production. I never thought my hobby would turn into something so ‘serious’! We started out so simply—I paid for ingredients, made soap, sold them to people who loved them, and rolled the money back into buying more ingredients to make more soap, and occasionally get a new tool to help me along the way.
Today the name of the game is Accountability, and there is A LOT of paperwork required to cover one’s ass (pardon my french). I can see why this is required, definitely. I wouldn’t say that my present circumstances at work are stressful, but it certainly diverts quite a bit of energy away from actual production and contact with my customers, retail ones especially.
But. We move forward.