Posted on 2008/09/25 19:10:20 (September 2008).
[Thursday 25th September 2008]
Well there isn't much to say. I am working my ass off, and I have to say that I quite like it. It's a feeling that in the past 2 years arrived only when I started working for Signoria or Mitsubishi, but it subsided once things started to become impossible to manage. But the past is past, the new job is challenging and there is a lot to learn. As usual I cannot seem to be able to do "just" what I should do (i.e. Export Manager), but I am taking care about other things as well, like Visual Merchandising and Marketing... I like that aspect of the job a lot, and secretly I think that it's a very good way to improve results.
All of this translates in a terrible wave of fatigue striking me at night. I think that together with the mental strain there is a strong part played by the fact that I have to commute for 2 hours every day, driving through Florence and then on the motorway.
The car that we have has been bought entirely by Chiara and I am the one using it, that makes me feel a bit awkward, because I feel I should contribute. I think that the plan there will be to buy a new scooter for her.
But (as usual there is a but), I'd also like to have a different kind of car, because the one that we have was really meant for the city (a Suzuki Swift), while I'd like something more comfortable, since I spend so much time in the car.
Chiara doesn't seem to want to change her car, but we cannot afford three vehicles at the moment, so for the moment things look pretty stuck.
All things considered it has been only 3 weeks since I started the new job so maybe it's early to make changes to the present set of things, although sooner or later we will have to.
In the meantime we started looking for a new house, in the attempt to buy a place and maybe move closer to the highway so that I do not have to waste 30 minutes every day to cross Florence... It looks like a long search, but we had to start somewhere!
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