Thursday, February 27, 2014

My beautiful work life

I just got back to my hotel room 20 minutes ago and showered. I need to know what you people do, who were talking about taking pictures, how many drinks to have, meeting fancy clients, all the sight-seeing, etc. Because none of that happens here.

I get up at 6am, go work out, shower and get dressed, grab yogurt and fruit, and then leave. We are expected at the conference room by 8 a.m. Lunch is brought in. Around 3pm this guy Neal and I go for a 10 minute walk to breathe outside air and look farther than two feet in front of our faces. Dinner is brought in. People start leaving around 10:30 or 11 p.m. I try to be third or second to last and never first to leave. I'm scared to be last to leave.

The people at the company are not happy we're here. If we ask them for information, and they sigh and roll their eyes. "I'll get it to you when I get to it." That's great but we have a deadline when we're supposed to have finished. That deadline is given to us by their bosses. We are definitely working all day Saturday. If we get told to work Sunday I honestly won't be surprised.


Lil'Sis said...

sounds like my work trips - never was able to sight see and get pictures, i've been places but never saw anything other than the drive to and from the airport - it gets better - when you lead a team later and move up the ladder you won't be the one in the conference room all day and night. Hang in there!

Karen said...

Now you know how things work for your company. It's hard when it's your first trip to know what to expect. Now you know.

As far as getting things out of the customer's employees, that's a challenge. My guess is that they see a reorg or worse coming their way and they are not interested in helping that along. Can you do your best with what you've been given and plaster your report with all kinds of caveats?