Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My job

There are lots of things I like about my job ... I've been doing it with my current employer since August 2009.

It's not nine-to-five ... most days are different from the one before it.

I spend a lot of my day talking to people, whether it's doing seminars or one-on-ones.

I get to travel to places across Ontario and Canada that I wouldn't go to otherwise.

I get to eat out in different restaurants and stay in hotels on the company tab.

Usually when I go to someplace I've never been to before or someplace interesting, I try to check it out as a tourist ... that could mean going a couple hours or a day early.

From Monday to today, I helped my colleague, Dorothy, with one of her clients in Regina.   Because Monday started early, I flew to Regina on Sunday afternoon.  My choices were an 8am or 4pm flight ... I chose the 4pm flight.  I didn't get to the hotel 'til about 8:30pm.

We would leave the hotel in the dark at 7am and get back to the hotel in the dark just before 6pm.  The temperatures have been below freezing ... Monday was -26C (-35C with the windchill).  Brrrrr!

We each had 18 one-on-ones scheduled each day (that's a lotta yakkin'!). They have been exhausting but rewarding days.  Monday night we had supper with the brokers on the account and Tuesday night I had supper with my pal, Shawna.  So not a lot of downtime.  Back in the hotel in time to chill for a bit and then go to bed and start all over again.

I spent Monday in a training room in the basement so didn't see the light of day at all. Yesterday and today I was in a training room on the second floor ... here's my view:


So I didn't get to see a lot of Regina but what I did see was extremely cold and white.  It would be nice to come back in warmer weather and experience it more.

2 comments:

Teresa said...

Sounds like an interesting, but tiring job. Darn cold snap is heading our way!

Masshole Mommy said...

I always hated it when I worked outside the home and it was dark when I left for work and when I got home, too. It was such a bummer.