This is one work week that I’m especially glad is over. I won’t go into the gory details, but it involves rule changes, failed exams, blow-back from the rule changes, compromises being made, etc. I have been at 110% of my BS tolerance level the last few days – which is compounded by the fact that I haven’t been feeling incredibly great. I feel like I got a little too worked up over things, which I regret. I was just very stressed out over facing the possibility of getting sent home and I was having trouble handling/expressing all of the emotions flowing through me. I mainly just went home at lunch and slept – a plus of the 1.5 hour lunches we get over here. I guess it’s all part of the cultural learning we are doing – dealing with tough situations with Indian HR. I’m not going to let them get the best of me though, because I am determined not to fail.
Other than that, things went alright. Wednesday was India’s 60th Independence Day, which was cool. Unfortunately I spent it studying. However, I got paid for 8 hours, so it was all good.
Also, I got a webcam (from a hole in the wall computer place on K.T. Road – and I didn’t get ripped off!) – so I can do video chat/video e-mail. I might also do a vlog – depends on how things go. That might be kind of cool.
In other news, I hope to be getting voice mails from people on my PrivatePhone number – my old number, (248) 770-9907 was disconnected about a month ago. I gave it to a lot of you, but if you want it, send me an e-mail/IM/FB note/etc. Don’t worry, it’s a (248) number and doesn’t ring my phone – so you can call me whenever. I really enjoy listening to messages before I go to work/after I get home, so call early and often.
In honor of today’s posting, here is a song that sums up my feelings about not giving up. It’s a classic – ” I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.