Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday

The second competition has been judged already, in a manner of speaking, and we were among the winners. It was the first stage of a two-part competition: in the first stage, 45 competitors presented ideas for improving the centre of a small town and some sheltered housing, all in rough and simple outline form. Fifteen have now been selected to develop these rough ideas into reasonable, feasible projects. In other words, what we won was the right to take part in another competition. Better than the proverbial kick in the head, but not by much.

I spent two days in Hamburg last week, visiting with Ageing Yuppie and his crew, and doing a bit of work too. Eleven hours in the train for three hours of customer hand-holding? not quite right somehow; but flying would only have been about an hour shorter door-to-door considering security lineups and waiting for baggage and all that crap. I'd rather spend the time on the train, where I can at least walk about and look out the windows.

Time for sleep, it's been a long day.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Zhoen said...

I would always chose a train over a plane.

Rooting for you.

September 15, 2008 at 4:19:00 AM GMT+2  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

I might have asked before, is your company paid anything for these competitions, or do only the top three get anything? It sure is a lot of time spent on trying to get work. Do the same few firms always get selected, or does the little guy have a chance?

September 16, 2008 at 3:59:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger Lioness said...

Trains over aeroplane always, definitely.

Also, is it bad karma that 90% of the time these work posts make me want to smack the people you work with soundly until they come to their senses?

September 23, 2008 at 1:23:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger Gaya said...

Great! Where is the PDF Udge?? ^^

October 9, 2008 at 11:40:00 PM GMT+2  

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