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I wonder which of my neighbours will wake up lottery millionaires tomorrow...Luckily, I needn't envy any of them, as I've just received my own little windfall -- an extra half a month's salary as a bonus 'in recognition of my hard work and positive attitude' during these first two months of my employment at Crédit Agricole. I still can't believe how much better my new employers are at motivating their workforce by showing they appreciate their efforts. At the same time, I'm puzzled at and a little bit ashamed of my own response to management's magnanimity (at 11am, we were given the rest of the day, and the 2nd of Jan off); on the one hand, it feels nice to be appreciated; on the other, I still don't think this environment's for me...It's too well-defined, too strict and rigid for me, and I feel hemmed in...Also, I really really miss the international mix of colleagues and clients at hp. I don't want to sound ungrateful towards my new employers, but there it is...

Anyhoo, tonight I will be celebrating with friends and family, so I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a very, very happy New Year, and God bless.



( 6 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Dec. 31st, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
I can see why you'd feel torn. *hugs*

Happy New Year!
Jan. 3rd, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Have a good one, hon!
Dec. 31st, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
I too can understand your ambivalence about the position - at least they seem to be appreciative, and there's no Jobsworth....

Happy New Year, my dear - just received your card - thanks so much! I mailed one to you and to Cass when we got home from my parents from Christmas. Have fun celebrating. It's snowing here, so whether we get out to attend some parties tonight remains to be seen...

Big hugs, G - take care!
Jan. 3rd, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Glad to know the card arrived eventually -- really must see about remembering to send them off earlier in the year next time!

Big hugs back, and best wishes for the new year to R. and E., too!
Dec. 31st, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)

I hope you can feel more settled in your new job, they sound like a great company to work for
Jan. 3rd, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
There is a lot to be said for them, that's true...I'll just give it a few more months; I really won't have to think about it till April when my contract comes up for renewal.
( 6 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
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