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12 Apr

Good morning Beautiful people,

How is the new month treating you?

I am well, so much has been going on! Yesterday i read a friend’s blog and one post in particular caught my eye, she was talking about writing our autobiography and how we shouldn’t  wait till we are old and tired to write them but rather start now, every day, one post at a time.

Over the last couple of weeks i have been trying to sort my life out, not that i have a disorganized life but rather, just reevaluate my goals. But i have been praying mostly for guidance in a lot of things

I did my exams recently and i was asking God to help me pass and secondly if i should continue with the course i am doing. I applied for grad school and i have been put on a waiting list, i hope i shall be admitted and granted a scholarship. Either way i will be studying i just need God to open doors for me.

My company asked me to apply for a job opening in Uganda and the way things look i might be transferred  I do want to go home but not right now, i want to move to another country for another two years then i shall settle back home. the thing is the company the group wants to move me to has liquidity problems, i already asked God a long time ago not to employ me in companies that do not pay employees on time. I had a bad experience once, i had backlogs of salary of up to 6 months. So if the company can not pay me on time i am not interested in working for them.

Lastly, i met some one, (ok not really)  but i finally clicked with a Christian man! Gosh, it was such as beautiful moment to meet a man who not only loves God but we have so much in common, yet we are so different. We met about a year or so ago at a friend’s event and i never even looked at him twice. He was the skinny quiet guy in the corner. Then recently i found myself seated next to him on Sundays. Then on Easter we had a group lunch(us single people lol) and we hit it off. Since then we chat everyday. Then yesterday he told me he likes me! I didn’t know what to say because it was on whatsap!

Now i have a bone to pick with dating today, what happened to good old phone calls? Everyone seems to be using whatsap to date! I am very old fashioned and i would prefer to be asked out in person on a date or some thing.

So my dilemma is i might be moving country soon and i have no idea what to do about the man. It is has been very tough for me to click with a guy at this level that i have resorted to God(as always)to help me out.

I have been on a soul, Jazz and blues phase, i realized that i listen to music in a very systematic way. For example i will have a reggae and ragga phase, then worship 101, then world music then a Deitrick Haddon phase. The man in question found me in a soul, jazz and blues phase. poor him he can’t reconcile that i am such a dance hall fan! Any way lots of learning to do.

In other news my birthday is coming up soon and my Boss has already booked to take me to dinner, since he has resigned, he is giving me half of his library of books as a parting gift! I am super excited. The man in question is also looking for a plan for my birthday and i have no idea what i would want to do with him. All i want is to spend it with friends.

Have a great weekend

 

Is this love – Corinne Bailey Rae

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Office Drama

27 Sep

Bonjour Mon amies,

I want to put this out there and find out from all of you if i am being paranoid or i am normal, because i find certain things should not be done by people in my age group(though to each his/her own)

My department has only two people(with me doing the donkey work) but my colleague for some reason thinks every one is against her! From the audit department, MD etc it pisses me off that she is using her beauty to gain favors from the big bosses(office gossip is that she slept with the big man) but gossip is wrong as i have been given an office boy friend.

Her and her faithful followers have made it a habit to wear the skimpiest outfits in the name of corporate wear(even my night out outfits are not that short) i get so embarrassed, sometimes when she sits down, her dresses ride up to her butt! My fellow women must we walk around naked all the time? What happened to dignity and self respect? Why do you blame men who hit on you when every day you walk past them half naked?

One day after lunch with one of my guy friends, as he dropped me off at office, the powerpuff girls where standing outside the building and good Lord you could think the company uniform was short skirts. In fact he joked about how i missed the memo as he only see my knees(if he is lucky).

Blondness. I probably work with the blondest person i have ever met. Lord have mercy, i need intelligent people in my life(Please Lord). She can’t read and write properly, you wont believe she had people writting every thing for her, all she does is smile at them(yes, i end up doing the donkey work). I am not hating but i need some one to challenge me mentally.

Vanity: I have never met any one who takes countless pictures like her and her friends. Even the photographer in me id tired of taking their photos. For example for the last week she has taken photos every day(of her outfits) and posted on Facebook. Why not simply start a fashion blog?  When she has a new outfit, the entire office has to know9because she visits most of the departments and struts around the stairs). Even worse every one expects me to be like her! I politely tell them off(in this case i use sarcasm)

Last but not least, copy cat behavior. To have some one copy things you do is very irritating, i am all for learning from people but copying is a bit too much, the last straw is when she started wearing the same perfume as me! I flipped, now i wear three different scents. My male friends said i was being petty but to share an office with some one who smells exactly like you is a no,no!

I am being paranoid?

10 Truths

24 Apr

After my earlier post on misconceptions it was inevitable to do one on the conceptions about moi 🙂 and of course Single Nigerian has been patiently waiting for this post. I blame it on the really bad internet connection over the last couple of days. With out further ado, ten truths about yours truly.

1. I have two sides the quiet one and the really, really talkative me. Some times it seems as if two people exist in me. Some people see the bold me, very few ever see the shy me.

2. I am a workaholic, i come alive when i have lots of work and busy, i tend to balance my life better when busy than the other way round. My current job allows me time to do lots of things but i think i did a lot more when i worked 12 hours a day!

3. I am an old soul in a young body, my taste in music is one thing, i am happy listening to jazz, blues, classical, soul etc on a friday night than go paint the town red, i currently have Nina Simone, Etta James on replay. The funny thing is my current Mr is so young in terms of music, i can’t have a conversation on good music with out going who is that? I mean he is up to date with the music today that i am i awe, don’t get me wrong, i listen to current musicians as well such as Adele, Asa, Freshly ground etc you can view my playlist. I love dancing, some times i dress up in my heels at home and dance all by myself lol!

4. I am very loyal, to my family, friends and employer. I guess it is the reason i have had the same friends from before i could form sentences.

5. I am a Christian baptised in water and the holy spirit.

6. I am a tad bit impatient, some times when i los my cool i will snap at a person but most times i will ignore them

7. My attention span is so low, i have conversations with myself while talking to some one else.

8. Most of my pay goes on lingerie, too bad Victoria secrets does not have a store in my current city.

9. I am a tea addict, my house is full of all kinds of team from across the world. Thanks to my wonderful friends. Nothing beats finding a new tea flavour that is fabulous!

10.  I love fashion, though i do not like dressing up every day, once in a while is ok with me.  Mainly because i can handle the attention for one night but every day is a bit too much for me. My new job, the boss flat-out told me to upgrade and i am really looking forward to putting my girly side to use 🙂 apparently my tom boy style is a no, no. Stalkers tend to be attracted to my style.

This post has taken almost two hours to be completed! Writing about yourself is not easy!

Birthday plans this week. Mr has been informed about the Samsung galaxy note and i know the girls are having a cake made. Dear Lord i will be 30 in a few years!!

Have a fab week.

Update

19 Apr

Just a brief update. I am back in the slow city after a week of over indulgence(i even missed my flight!) and reported to work a date late. I love my friends, not until recently did i find out how down to earth they are, after living in a city of pretentious people it was refreshing to go hang around real people.

We threw a bachelor party for the groom, that was so much fun, i had an important meeting in the neighboring country and had  to fly out and back that day, that made me a bit late for the party, i found a bunch of drunk friends convincing the groom to jump from the first floor of the bungalow!! True to his crazy self the groom was about to jump!! We left the party on the way home there was major traffic jam of people going to work and school!! The wedding was too much fun, i swear my brother needs to get married again.

I honestly do not remember what i did the entire week in Uganda but i know i had a great time! I miss home already!

Before i left, my boss decided to terminate my contract, to be honest he beat me to it because i was going to hand in my resignation as soon as i came back from the holiday. I was just waiting for a few things to fall in place, he actually did me a favour because at the end of the month it will be my last day and i will be growing older and moving on to a much better job. The day i came back, i met my new boss to sign contracts and the offer is way better!! Like my girl says, i will have servants lol. Yes this time i am actually a BOSS and only report to the MD.

So yesterday as i was finalizing pending work, i needed to meet the boss with one of the suppliers, he had no clue what we where talking about, he then asks if i could remain and work with the organisation as he had made a mistake terminating my contract!!!! KTM!!  Mbu he listened to the wrong people.

No way i would have gone back even if i was unemployed. i was already going to resign with out a new job.

One by one.This song reminds me of Uganda and my Nigerian friends who surprised me with a visit in Uganda. We even had a one by one dance.

God i pray i will be a fair boss, be open-minded, not quick to judge and understanding.

Oh i think i sort of ended up in a relationship while on holiday……….

 

Burning the mid night oil

23 Feb

Adult education is not a joke! Eish, school has me under key and lock. I have a deadline to hand in my assignment by Wednesday next week. I think the worst mistake i made was take up two assignments and add a side job(that has more work than my day job!) to it aka Kyeyo coupled with party animal upstairs neighbours(they probably think i an anti social as i always decline invitations).

My body’s sleeping patterns are totally messed up.

One thing i am gratefully to God for is my job, had it been my old job i would be in the mental ward.

Happy Thursday

On Banking

11 Jan

I am currently carrying out a survey on Banking (yes, i moon light as a marketing researcher) and i am amazed at how people choose banks. Most said they choose a particular bank because of regional coverage, others customer care(yet almost 75% said they weren’t happy with the service the bank was giving!) May be bankers like Jollof can give us insight on what goes on in the bank.

I detest banks, my mum almost threw me out when i chose a job that paid me a quarter of what the bank offered, i remember being so broke she had to drop me at work in the morning lol!

While presenting to the client i was amazed at how little they know about marketing(self-taught marketers) it is amazing how people think marketing is all about promotion! No wonder every one thinks we marketers are time wasters.

May be it is because of the French culture but the banks this side a really slow, it took up to 10 months to get an ATM card(worse no credit or debit cards!)

Chop sticks rock!

I have discovered that moving is like divorce! You have to split every thing(who takes the fridge, furniture, microwave, cooker, dog etc), so it turns out my housemate got the cutlery. After cooking on Monday,  could not find any cutlery ……… enter chop sticks! When my girl found out, she dragged me straight from the meeting to the store with simple instructions, pick and i pay.(nice to have loaded friends). Yes i picked more than cutlery.

 

 

Me rocking pink and black

Today, i woke up too late to play any Ultimate because of school and my moon lighting aka keyo but i had a great game on sunday. Thank God the pitch was dry and not muddy!

So the Uganda traders are on strike, i wonder how it is going to end. That means no shopping down town, the trades in malls are most likely to be open and cashing in on the strike. I guess striking is the way forward.

The coolest part of my job is i get to spend more time at home, most of today was spent writing strategy and emails to clients (of course the usual phone calls) but tomorrow i am going to be swamped with review and client meetings!

Last but not least Nneka is coming to my city! OMG i can not wait to watch her perform as i am a huge fan!

Enjoy the rest of the week!

 

Teduo, Okufumba ne ebilala

27 Nov

Ultimate is played on Sunday in almost all countries across the world, usually they are a close-knit family of friends as it takes dedication to play the sport, most of my friends have tried and after one game they give up (no it is not as easy as it looks).  Two weeks ago i started a new routine and i must say it has worked wonders(suddenly i am alive!) no, i have not lost any weight but i have toned a bit, i will keep working out four to five times a week for the next four months(more like the rest of my life) and see how it goes.

My housemate’s decision to hire a chef came with a lot of resistance from me but i lost that battle. I decided to look at the positive things that come with a chef, these are healthier meals(she makes the best fruit salad ever), i get to study and work without thinking of what to cook, i can hold dinner parties with out stress etc but i couldn’t have been more wrong, babe drowns all her food i oil(lots of oil) every time a meal is put on the table i cringe from the amount of oil before me, every thing is fried! from the french beans to the pasta(who fries pasta!). I am back to square one. My housemate on the other hand thinks she is the best thing since sliced bread!

So after work yesterday i decided to make my self some Chapati. For some reason, i have failed to like the ones made in this slow city. I prefer to use whole wheat as opposed to the normal wheat(no one in this city makes them with whole wheat!), i must say i was a bit out of tune as i last made chapati about a year ago. I practically made them every day for three months! The results, awesome healthy high fiber chapati!!

The Golf association invited me to a dinner yesterday and i did not show up(it is bad for business) i could have gone but i chose to stay home and watch documentaries, i think i am finally getting old!

While at work yesterday, my colleague was playing music and it hit me how out of touch i was with the music of today, you have to be exceptional talent or an over hyped musician for me to listen to your music but one song caught my attention Pumpum shorts  while watching the video,  kept wondering why the lady kept showing off her shorts lol! As a teenager we listened to lots of Ragga, Reggae music(you should see us do the shabba dance lol!) and i always thought Shabba Ranks said boom, boom shots! Any way a quick Google search made me think twice about dancing to it again! That aside, all these musicians! gosh how do they make money?  and they all sound the same……. studio engineered!

Have a fab week and remember All things work for the good of those who love the Lord.