Saturday, May 12, 2007
Bob-kat goes International
I have recently changed jobs. I am still working for the same organisation but moved into another area to broaden my experience. This is all part of my grand plan to take over the world someday, or at the very least earn more money.
So... I am currently out of my comfort zone, not in the panic zone but definitely not comfortable. I have a whole new language to learn in the form of a new set of acronyms and the learning curve is pretty steep. Who would have thought that two areas of the same organisation would be so different! I'm sure many of you know what I mean, you start a new job and although you recognise the words as being English, they seem to be using it in an entirely new way. I know that in 6 months time I will be talking the talk too but right now I often get the feeling that I'm in the Twilight Zone. I remember an episode where a man awoke one day to find that the world had shifted and language had changed, words that were once familiar had new meaning and that is pretty much how I feel. It is good though, I relish a new challenge and I am hoping this job will prove to be interesting.
Next week I am being sent to Brussels for two days to attend an International meeting. This is a completely new experience and will hopefully be a great opportunity for me. I love travelling and seeing new places but unfortunately I suspect I will mostly see the inside of the meeting room. The meeting is due to last all day so I'm guessing the scene will be similar to the pic on the left. That's me with my feet up on the table, though I am not sure what Boris Johnson is doing there!