Friday, February 24, 2006

Well my bags are packed, its time to go......

Well, okay. They are not packed yet. But they just might very well be shortly, and I am not talking about packing for my upcoming vacation to Florida!

Curious Yet?

It has been a wild and crazy week here at work and I have not been able to say anything on my blog because of the confidentiality of what was happening. I know that several of my colleagues occasionally pop on by and see what I've been working on.

As many of you may be aware I have been going crazy here at work lately from sheer boredom! If I could have thought of a way to get away with crocheting I would have had an additional 7 solid hours of crochet time each day! I've been talking to my boss and asking him for additional projects / assignments. Nothing, nada, zip and zilch was available. He put word out that I was inbetween assignments with him and had some free time available to see if anyone would jump on the "bait". Oh boy did they!

Wednesday afternoon my boss comes to me with a proposition for me to work with a former boss on his new team in Zurich. Same boss that restructured me without letting me know...slight bit of managerial skills break down, but hopefully that has been resolved (I was kinda like the guy from Office Space....came in and kept doing my job and getting paid, but was no longer employed). Anywho, the team that he put together was/is lacking several skill sets which is where I shine at - data management, reporting, retrieval.....really anything to do with the financial / supply chain / manufacturing computer systems I am a guru at.

Anyways, Marc (my boss) told me to consider going to work on a short term assignment with Scotts team. I thought of it over night, came in Thursday morning and told Marc yes, that I would consider it. By the time I left work last night, Scott had called (excited beyond belief that I was actually willing to come work with his team) and we've set up 2 days of meetings in Zurich next week for me to meet all of the team, pick up the tasks that need to be taken care of, and to also consider potentially moving to Zurich!!!

The move to Zurich (according to Scott) will be left up to me! I have to think about it and make a decision. I think that once I get a firm understanding of the new job roles, I'll be able to make that choice. While I love Belgium and Brussels (after almost 3 years here I should!) if it makes more sense to work in Zurich, so be it! I really don't want to live out of a suitcase, and if the new job requires large amounts of time in Zurich with the business development and marketing teams, it makes no sense to constantly be flying back and forth! Plus as an incentive, my friend Kim is now based in Zurich!

Will keep everyone updated on how things are going and if a move is in my future....that would then be 14 moves to 4 countries and 7 cities in 9.5 years! My moving has slowed down in recent years if you consider I've been based here in Brussels 3 years, but have moved once during that time (I did an apartment change after 6 months here)

I wonder what kind of yarn shops they have in Zurich! *grin*


Marvie said...

That's great news =) I'm glad you won't be bored anymore! Plus, Zurich is only about a two hour drive from me!

Kari said...

Good luck and I hope everything goes great!

Jessica said...

You should have fun!

Dad said...

Well Daughter you might as well start packing. Just have this feeling your moving. Its fine with me as long as financial incentive is of the proper amount for a lady of your abilaties. Plus it is short term RIGHT???
Congrats Daughter.

Mimi said...

Good luck Kimberly!

Jenny Moore said...

Wow, Zurich!? Good luck with that decision!