Thursday, January 10, 2008

I've got a new job

... or at least that's what it looks like at the moment. After a year with only a few weeks of work here and there every now and then, that's a really good thing. And it's not even in telemarketing.


I'm rather glad to have found myself a new desk-job (getting one isn't easy in Germany when you haven't really learned it - and I haven't, I went to university instead, silly me). I'm working in the import department of a logistics company now - interesting job and you don't have to talk to people over the phone for eight hours every day. Nevertheless, I will continue working on my web-master and I will also pull through with my other plans (including the two new blogs I've started). Nevertheless, I might not be able to post as often as before. It takes some time to write a new post and I won't have that much spare time at my hands now.

In addition, the company is situated basically next to a huge mega-market, so in the future I can do my weekly shopping on the way home. There might also be a few hours of overtime often enough, adding a few more days I can take off later on. I don't mind working overtime if it doesn't mean talking to people over the phone some more hours.


Funnily enough, I mainly got this job because my English is good - so watching movies in English, reading English books and writing this post (and other stuff) has actually been good for something. An experience I've had before, with various things I just did 'for fun'. But that's probably a topic for another post.


I do have an outlook for the future now, something besides becoming a web-master and hopefully publishing a book some day. That doesn't mean I'm giving up those dreams. It just means I can earn money regularly in a job that doesn't get me down while working at them coming true.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!

By the way, your English isn't just "good", it's beyond excellent....at least the written stuff. Can't speak to the spoken. ;)

I don't mean just the vocabulary. I mean your sentence structure, your rhythms. I know, in the back of my brain, that you are writing English as a second language, but I forget most of the time.

FWIW, I had three years of German a billion years ago. I'm left with nothing from it, other than a grasp of how the hardest thing to do was to try to construct natural sounding writing in German from my American English brain.

So, congratulations and compliments!

hugs, E

Cay Reet... said...

Thank you very much.
I guess that comes from having a certain affinity for the language and reading books in English for years.

On the other hand, German does differ from English a lot - and doing it the other way around (from German to Engish) seems to be less difficult. German isn't considered a difficult language to learn (well, unless it's the first one you learn) for nothing.