Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Working 9 to 5!!?! :)

This post is for all my dear friends who used to envy my home based job…. And are now waiting for me to start nagging from going to a "real" office from 9 to 5!! My third week is about to end… and the good news for all of you… is that I'm enjoying it way more than I thought I would….. I now know that I'm the one who was supposed to envy you guys! For missing this office work for 4 whole years! Thinking I was blessed working at home!!

Working home based was good for a while… but hell it cannot be compared with working in an office….. Though I think there's allot more wasted time in an office… but that's what normal social interaction consumes… and it's not at all wasted… as it builds the right environment and team spirit… it's a whole new experience for me… and when I meet with colleagues, I feel like "That's real" and the picture and sound is clear… unlike my videoconferencing experiences!!

Yes Rula, I do sleep early, "Zay el Jaj"! so that I make sure I wake up very fresh to walk to the office…..

And this journey, is interesting…. I'm learning how to work with people around me talking!! Which is something unlikely for me…. As I usually need allot of concentration and silence to perform…. Because that's how I used to work for 4 years… alone in my room… with no disturbance!! So sometimes I sneak early in the office to enjoy an hour or half an hour of silence… or stay late to work after the office is less crowded and the possibility of enjoying a more silent productive atmosphere is higher…..

So that's just the very shallow comparison for my new transformation….. I'll have to say allot more if I didn’t have my name on this blog….
Would you remind me, which one of you suggested I stop blogging Anonymously?

Long story short: I'm enjoying a REAL experience….

2 comments:

Ka3ke said...

... red chicken ...

Are they nice to you in the office? Are you bossing them around?
Any of them shown hostility against you?

... red chicken ...

Do you need a personal assistant?

... red chicken ...

You are blessed with 2 day weekend, which makes a world of difference, don't you agree on this Rula?

... red chicken ...

Enjoy you're time there, and we will talk again about workin from home after you pass the 3 month line.

... red chicken ...

Deena said...

hahahaha i actually never noticed u stopped blogging anonymously... so i guess thats why the email u sent about the job didnt make it as a blog post either?
I am still in the process of replying to that one, although i need a calmity of mind that, at the moment, i dont have lol.
Good news is - i agree with u. i used to work at home the first year of my phd... when they [finally!] gave us offices, it just feels like a transformation, having somewhere to walk to every morning... it makes u put whatever was bothering you at home aside. :)
now the part thats missing from the post: have u cooked yet?!?!