I've traveled to two continents - Africa and Europe.
And Changed jobs.
The way I have worked for 10 years has now changed. Little did I know when I accepted the offer at the new company that I would end up like this. Don't get me wrong, it's all nice. Except when it's not. I don't have access to any google service other than search at work. I cannot access email or hangouts or blogger. I can go to some sites, but none of the fun ones like Facebook or Twitter. After complaining about it the first week, I stopped complaining because I don't have the time for them at work. I feel like I am constantly on calls. I have a lull in the day around 10-1, but other than that, I am constantly on the phone.
Here's the biggest change for me - LUNCH. I used to like my buddies at work in both my previous jobs. We would go out for lunch and it would be the time to destress. Here, I am yet to find the rhythm. I am surrounded by more than a 100 people, yet on a day like today, when I really wanted to go out for a bit, there was no one to go out with. I have to find 'friends'.
Things that one takes for granted - snacks, drinks, facial tissue in a small office are not in a big office.
Almost all of my team is in Ohio, except for this one guy. He's a cool guy. I think he's also glad that I am here :)
All in all - it's been ok so far. Except for the 6:30 am calls and then this one mammoth call coming up in a couple of weeks - it'll start at 11pm. Yeah, that's right :)
Alright, I gotta go. If there is someone still reading this blog - I love you.