free web tracker soliloquies: 03/29/2009 - 04/05/2009


so・lil・o・quy/- n. [C,U] a speech in a play in which a character talks to himself or herself, so that the audience know the character's thoughts.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

tag drei

Third day. Seemed really long. Yet, it was really short.

Training continues throughout the month and today was one on global competency. The lecturer was really fun and her course was really interesting as well. Although I am unsure if this lecture is going to benefit my carrier on the short run, but it should when I begin interacting with various people with countless backgrounds.

I stayed at work until 23:30 today. Talking with my mentor gave me a glimpse at what I must do to my career. Some more specification is necessary, but I have found my direction.

Hope everything goes well next week as well.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

better than i thought...

Day 2 had a better weather and better weather apparently does some good to factors that constitute your life. Most part of today was Excel training but this impromptu meeting was quite encouraging for me in this tough, environment.

I will cut the details. Anyway, although it's still day 2 and it's way too early to judge, I think I'm off to a great start.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

corporate life begins

April 1st marks the beginning of academic year and fiscal year for most corporations in Japan. It is the season of cherry blossoms and nice, warm sunshine that greets all of those who is headed for a new chapter of his/her life. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case for me. It was rainy and cherry blossoms were blooming only halfway.

For me, today was also the day I joined my firm. Unlike Japanese corporations that prepare a huge ceremony for 100s of new grads they welcome, my first day at work was quite technical. The CEO spoke to us for half an hour, which is really a first day like event, but other than that, a lot of personnel just came and went, explaining this and that about the firm.

That continued on until 5 in the evening and from there on, I went around my floor, introducing myself to all of the people I am going to learn a lot of from. A lot of restructuring took place after my last part time job at my firm, but fortunately, my mentor (i.e. senior salesperson) was REALLY nice and he took the initiative to showing me and introducing me to everyone.

I am really sure that my expectations are REALLY high in this wacked up environment, but my new workplace made me motivated and gave me a really nice first impression. Things will definitely not go the way I want things to go, completely, but I'm off to a great start!

Good luck me...