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A Potentially Nodal Event...

Posted on 2006/06/29 06:06:22 (June 2006).

[Wednesday 28th June]
Well the big news for today is that Chie's boss handed in his resignation. She currently works as a PA to one of the top level management types in a large hotel in Tokyo. Given the nature of working as a PA, this effectively meant her job as she knew it would not continue. Apparently, after a quick chat with HR she was reassured she could transfer to another position within the hotel, albeit presumably in a somewhat different role.

The timing is interesting, as it coincides with a period where we have both been less than enamoured with our jobs. Should Chie want to leave her job, she could do so at this time with an absolutely clear conscience - her current responsibilities will come to an end when her manager leaves, and the new position will likely be in more of an admin capacity - not really the job she originally applied for.

So who knows, today's news could be a catalyst for a big change, or, on the other hand Chie might just stay with her company, move to a new position, and practically it might not make much of a difference.

Not much else to report really. I went for a quick drink after work with my friend from the office. When I got back home Chie made okonomiyaki for dinner. I then spent the rest of the evening on the computer, whilst Chie spent a large part of it on the phone, using very animated Hiroshima-ben (her regional dialect) to tell her family about the day's news.

In other news, work is still progressing on the utility for backing up the 'Maison. Having used the tool for test runs on other sites, tonight for the first time I gave it a go on the 'Maison itself. It began to dawn on me wha ta mammoth undertaking it is to get the whole site backed up. I came across one directory with a staggering 15,000 files in!

Comment 1

Well change can be good, she wasn't really in love with her job anyways. Plus the guy was FRENCH and he was getting on everyone's nerves! I hope she has more luck in the future, but still... GAMBATTE NE!!!!

Posted by Lox at 2006/06/29 08:14:43.

Comment 2

This is a disgrace, Lox! I consider it as a direct attack on my integrity. I demand satisfaction!

John. So, when are you two coming back to the England?

Posted by Sheri at 2006/06/29 08:44:58.

Comment 3

Sheri: ah you'll note I was carefully to avoid making any predictions on that front! As I said, it could turn out that Chie just takes whatever new role her company offers her and sticks with it.

Moving countries (again) is a big decision, not to be taken lightly - we've both got careers, and more importantly families, to consider in the equation...

Posted by John at 2006/06/29 09:18:35.

Comment 4

Ah yes, but you whish for it, don't you ?

Why did I write to 'the' England ?

Posted by Sheri at 2006/06/29 09:28:49.

Comment 5

Well, an important consideration in any job move for Chie is that the employer maintains the same salary as previously...

Posted by Nigel at 2006/06/29 09:43:01.

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