I am having my lunch now at 1:28pm Dubai time. I got my laptop connected to a free wifi, diet pepsi and a good mood.- basically all I need.
I usually take my lunch at about this time because I couldn’t go for lunch as early as 12nn according to my new boss. So, I just figured this free wifi outside our office yesterday – outside our building actually. Most of the time when I finished my lunch and I still have a remaining time I go sit here outside the building and just look around, looking at the trees, enjoying the fresh air, imagining my future with my boyfriend Kris – just freeing my mind from work. Okay, how do I start this, day before yesterday I came to know that my colleague who is our Sales Person has a blog, so, I checked his blog yesterday and I am quite amazed at how a guy like him (somewhat masculine), I mean could have a blog that is very personal. To make the story short I got inspired by him. I thought about mine, how many stories I owe my blog already.
Let me start sharing the things I can remember to you guys. So for your information I went for a vacation last year Dec 2013 – early January 2014 and to share how that vacation went I probably would just make another post for that. I came back here in Dubai on January 10, 2014 and for others who do not know I finished my contract with my company. So from then on until Feb 16 I did a huge job hunting, I’ve went door-to-door to pass my cv’s and applied on each post on the internet, put my name on ads – basically I did everything just to make sure I could find a new job. Luckily, I got into this IT company.
I am a Marketing Executive cum office manager in this company and I could say that I’ve done a pretty good decision about joining here. Another thing that makes me really really thankful to God aside from all that he had blessed me. To be honest it is a dream come true let me tell you how. Here in Dubai they make their city like a cluster, they have Knowledge Village, Media City, Internet City, International City, Dubai Investment City., etc – they basically cluster everything they can. When I first arrived here and I got to know about these, my dream was to be working in Internet City where all IT’s are working. And look now even I, can’t imagine that simple dream would really come true. Catch as well is I am being paid way higher compared to my previous company, I am working as an IT and I am in Dubai Internet City, how cool was that?!
I have only been here for less than 2 months but you bet I learned a lot already, I finished a website, I did 3 email campaigns, first one was sent to 10,000 email addresses and one is still to be send and I got a bonus! Again, how cool was that?! I am really thankful for just everything right now. I have a good love, family and work life, it’s just coming all together great.
We are currently working in a new project, a new phone application. The application works as a points storage, we haven’t really discussed about it but my role for that project would be marketing obviously, I would be busy designing the website and email campaigns again. I was told that I would also be involved a little bit in Sales and in demos, so yeah. At first I was a little afraid when the boss said I’ll be involve in Sales because it is not my thing I guess. But I like the idea of it too, it would be a great opportunity for me as well.
I think that’s all for now, I have to rush back to the office and continue setting up email campaigns and cleaning our lists – this takes a lot time, cleaning email addresses and having it validated.
Catch ya soon guys!
*this post was meant to be published yesterday. I didn’t notice that I only did save draft instead of publish. 🙂