Thursday, 7 October 2010

Meeting the real me

    One of the joys of working for a very large organisation is this, sometimes people within the chain of management aren't based in the same country as you. Even though I work at my employer's head office, my boss's boss's boss works in our New York office. And he's in town next week and wants to meet his latest employee. Mainly I think because I'm the first person they've hired to do the job I do so there's some interest in what I'm getting up to. No problem, I can talk to anyone.

    My boss arranged the time and place, so that as she put it: "He can meet the real you".

    I looked at her for a moment, one eyebrow raised. She laughed nervously.


  1. That's funny! I can just imagine the look on his face, if he really did meet the "real" you!

    I used to work for a large international chemical corporation, and had a chance to me our CEO. Well, not up close, but I went to a meeting he addressed about 100 of us, and he answered any questions we had. I was impressed with what a decent man he was. He was such a contrast to some of the less than decent people, who actually manged the plant I worked at.

    Melissa XX

  2. Thay would indeed be an interesting meeting :)


  3. I was tempted to link to a "The Real Me" video... :-)

  4. Well Jenny I wonder what the reaction would be if indeed the real you arrived at that meeting? It might raise eyebrows but would it change things and if so do you think it would be for the better or worse?
    Does your immediate boss know more than she's letting on by laughing nervously? Maybe she thinks you'll arrive 'en femme'. I'd love to be a fly on the wall in that situation! Have fun at your meeting. Love
    Shirley Anne xxx

  5. Our unique situation lends itself to those kinds of 'confusions' that only we are privy to under most circumstances. Those can be pretty amusing and create reactions hard to stifle sometimes.
    They are not quite as much fun when they happen in the presence of a paranoid and in the closet loved one. My sweetie has glanced at me and perceptively squirmed many times in social situations when more than one meaning was available in a comment.

  6. Thanks all,

    I think he's safe from the Seven Foot Tranny, tempting though it might seem. I want him to remember me for my dazzling insights into the business rather than anything else :)