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My computer's in desperate need of additional memory. It's not been the same since last month's mishap, and its current poor performance is getting on my wick. The more so since I found out that at my new job, I have no internet access at all. I wonder if that doesn't violate one of my basic human rights? It certainly does feel like it...

Speaking of work, a month in and already I'm bored with it. It's not the job so much as the environment, the people. There's no buzz or excitement; it's just very rigidly organised, inward-looking and sedate. I can't seem to connect with anyone apart from my supervisor and another Eastern European girl called Svetlana, since they at least have travelled and lived in other parts of the world.

Although in the present economic climate, perhaps I should be grateful to have a job at all...

I'm wearing my Gap 1969 model bell-bottom jeans I brought back from New York for the first time today, and I really really like them (even if no one else does)!

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herself_nyc
Dec. 1st, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
It does feel like internet access ought to be a right. I can't quite recall what life was like before this invention.

What is the work you do, if I may be so bold as to ask?
gamiila
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
I'm in customer relations. At hp, that meant finding solutions to customer problems, whether they were technical issues or a matter of logistics. I covered a wide geographical area (UK and Benelux), built relationships, took ownership, and had to constantly think outside the box. Here at Crédit Agricole, all I seem to be doing is chasing people for their payments, or clarifying the smallprint in their contracts. I'm learning a lot about loans and insurance, and I'm sure that'll stand me in good stead some day, but I can't say it fires my imagination, or fills me with a sense of a job well done.
herself_nyc
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I can see that you've had to trade an engaging job for a not-so-much one. I hope you can make another better change soon, if you want to.
gamiila
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, I do want to! I've given myself 6 months; hopefully, that'll be enough.
bogwitch
Dec. 1st, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Sounds boring just hearing about it. At least the money's coming in and you can keep your eye out for another more interesting job.
gamiila
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Which is exactly what I'll be doing from here on in. Even though they keep telling me there'll be opportunities for growth, I can't see myself being part of this set-up for more that 6 months at the utmost.
suze2000
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm with Bogwitch^^.
Still at least you have a job, as you said. Though I tell myself that every day and it still sucks. Hang in there a while. I'm sure things will improve in a few months and you'll be better placed to look for something else.
gamiila
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
Hang in there a while. I'm sure things will improve in a few months and you'll be better placed to look for something else.

Sage words, and ones I intend to follow. It'll be a pity to lose the premium-free pension, but if I can get a more engaging job, I'll happily make the sacrifice.
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