Saturday, 8 September 2012

India beckons!

I am on my way, not quite to Cambodia yet, although that may be just next year, I am now on my way to India, the visas are here, the tickets are booked, we have all the money we will need, we take off from Manchester to Kerala in one month, we will be there six weeks! I am a british citizen but my partner is Swedish, the internet Led us to beleive that the visa process would be long, drawn out and a pain in the ass. Not so! We went to Birmingham to hand in the forms in person, I had my visa in three working days and my partner, who had to fill in a non resident form had hers in five. Im sorry but I think that is great service, hats off to VFS for sorting it so well, if this is indian paper pushing well, bring it on, this was easy. The subcontinent will mo doubt be a challenge but one that I relish, I will be updating here and also pictures on and pictures, films and reports on Check it all out, I'm going to make it very entertaining. L.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

I have been successfully discontinued!

I have been thinking about the atmosphere in corporate britain today, by corporate I mean any large company, any corporate structure with local, regional and national management heirarchies. The sum of my reflections is simple; as a low level worker you are utterly replaceable, they genuinely do not care about you. It makes no difference how good you are at your job, you are dispensible. At my place of work one complaint will result in one of the directors ripping our general manager apart, even though we have about three thousand people a week through the doors they seem to think one compaint is statistically significant, bizarre! Even though I have constantly excelled at my job I am no more secure than anyone, in five weeks I leave for India for a couple of months and I can not wait, I may come back here at christmas but we will see, I am soon to be successfully discontinued! L.