You know, a few years ago when I was still an assistant I would often say to people that I wanted to get paid to think, not to do. It was necessary to go through the doing to learn how to think correctly for a specific business, of course. But that is how you get ahead, by being an idea person, someone with solutions.
Since my last promotion, I am definitely responsible for more thinking, but still I am still overworked because there are still things I have to do. Reports to create, data to analyze, things to make work.
I just came up with an idea that may put me one step closer to full time thinking. And to think you don't need to put in overtime.