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What seasons of the year are toughest at your job ?

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I want to know more about the type of things that happen throughout the year #excited

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Jennifer’s Answer

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Every job will have its peaks and valleys, it is up to you on how you manage them. I find that
good planning and solid processes help me be successful at managing my workload.

I am a financial analyst and I have two peaks of activity in my normal year. I kick off the next years
planning process in June. This means Mid-July get's really busy for me as I begin to process the
requests for funding. I receive hundreds of projects requesting funding for the following year. I
have to review each request to understand what they are asking for and what the economic
indicators tell me about the project. I need to identify if the projects are critical to the business
and then prioritize all the projects for funding. We cannot fund everything so this is very critical.

The second peak for me is when I actually receive the targets for the new year. This picks up in
December and flows into January. I determine which projects I can fund in the prioritized list,
review the suggested funding with senior leadership, communicate with the clients on funding
and lastly load the funding into the budgets.

My family knows these are my busy times each year and we plan accordingly. We make sure
not to plan any vacations or major family events during this time. This seems to help keep
my home life in balance as well.
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Stacey’s Answer

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In the wireless world we have a few busy "seasons".
The holiday season during November & December are busy in our online and retail environments. Consumers are shopping for themselves but also gift buying.
We also have launch times for various phones (think Apple). Those ebb and flow based on the manufacturer of the devices. It's always fun because the customers are excited over new products!
In my position we also remodel and build retail stores. This can mean long days, sometimes overnight & away from family. However, it is rather exciting to see a store come together. It's also enjoyable to see the customers reactions to the new store.
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Gorav’s Answer

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I would say during holiday season. since we need to make sure the network infrastructure for wireless and small businesses are up and running.
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