Job Hunting

The time has come to hit the road, and move on to pastures new I feel. The current job is now so automated, and there are so many processes to follow and approvals to get, that there is no room for any initiative or creativity. There is also not enough to do in a day.…

processing frustration

two things happened today to cause me some frustration, and both involved dealing with men in my life, one being my boss and one being my husband, and both were connected to processes or lack of them. The boss and I had a bit of a culture clash today with a surreal discussion about how…

in praise of home office

Today I took a home office day. They are not really encouraged at our place, but it was so good. I could spend some extra time in bed, I did not have to dress up, nor take the train. That daily commute is so tiring, and such a lot of time. I saved nearly 2…

Doing it right first time

I first blogged this on our internal company blog. It sent my stats soaring and I have even made it to editors picks. So riding the wave of success, I have decided to also publish it here. This is how it started. I read this quote the other day from American coach John Wooden and it made…

From employee to self-employed

Maybe it is something to do with me getting older and my bosses getting younger. Maybe I want to be free to come in at 10 and leave at 4, or work from home now and then without having to tell anybody or to ask permission. As i get older and wiser in the ways…

Working with the Chinese

I have been 7 weeks in my new job so far and here are a few random observations I have made about working with my Chinese colleagues 1. As a female, the Chinese females are friendlier to me than the male ones. Male Chinese tend to ignore me. Mind you, I do not take it…

dear colleagues

You know those emails that come round from HR when someone new starts, with a stylised picture and a short description of who they are and who they will be reporting to?  At my last company they were arriving every week it seemed, and iI for one, found it hard to keep up. I could…