Sunday, January 25, 2009

Adjusting to a New Job

I have been a working girl for two weeks now! I feel very fortunate to have a job in this economy but on the mornings when the alarm jolts me awake at 4:45am, I briefly re-consider this whole job thing. Working in a truly local environment has thrown me into British life. I have learned more about the British culture, language, and lifestyle in the last two weeks than I have in the last six months. I am amazed by the lack of customer service (reception will let the phone ring 10-15 times before answering!) and the brashness of dealing with customer complaints/issues. I thought I was getting use to the British accent but try talking on the phone to someone talking a mile a minute!

On another note, Jignesh has also been busy at work the last few weeks. He is slowly transitioning to a more specialized department and his work load has picked up significantly. He actually left this morning for a conference in Budapest! With my new job and somewhat odd hours and his new projects, we are like semis passing one another on the highway. Ummm...maybe it is time for trip.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kat & Jiggy,

My name is Dave. My wife and I are considering moving to London later this year. We used to also live in Charlotte, moved to Chicago back 4 years ago, and now my job is probably taking us to London. Additionally, we have a 3 year old Chocolate Labrador - Cooper, that I also consider my son. Consequently, I have some of the same fears and uncertainties that you guys already seemed to have gone through and I was wondering whether we could lean on you guys for questions as we start our journey over to London. For example, did you guys do all the leg work to get Schlopy over to London or did you hire the help of a pet moving company? i.e blood work to KC state U? If you're interested in expanding your list of friends and want to occasionally provide some support as we start this journey, please email at Hopefully talk to you soon,

Dave, Jenny & Cooper