Goodbye my friend! AU REVOIR!
Here we go, my virtual friend, this is my last blog before I'll pass it on another virtual friend.
It's been such a pleasure to write my thoughts and feelings and to get responses from around the world. I'll definitely keep reading other's students blog from time to time.
I really enjoyed your comments about your own work environment and specifically the one from Adriana from Brazil. She's a dentist and she described our day to day work with teeth. It was really fascinating. However, I could picture myself on the chair listening to the unpleasant sound of the dentist tolls and didn’t really enjoy it at the end.
Yesterday evening, I had an evening out with my colleagues because one of them is going on maternity leave. The party was held in an Indian restaurant and it was a little bit chaotic as in India I guess. Nevertheless, the food was delicious and the service quick. As we were 12 of us, we were setting in a special room and there was a giant plasma screen on the wall broadcasting India movies. I couldn't help watching it as it was just above our table and these movies are so entertaining, colourful and the actors dance all the time. I've notice that women and men dance together in a very flirty way but they never got to kiss even if the dances are very suggestive. My colleague who is Indian told me that it's part of their culture. How interesting! Another thing I've notice is that they nod their head very often but not as western people do from forward to backward but from right to left and it's apparently to let us know that they don't know the answer or simply don't want to say it. How disconcerting is this when you're not use to this cultural behaviour but apart from that, I had a very nice evening far from London.
Tomorrow, I also have another work party but not for the reason. Someone is leaving the BBC because her contract hasn't been renewed or I should say in order to avoid the metaphor, she's been sacked after 20 years of working for the BBC. How hard is that? The economic world is going through very tough time at the moment for employees. Especially within the BBC were they are "restructuring" it. The leitmotiv is More money for programmes and so, less people are needed apparently. From my point of view, I agree that restructuration is a good thing to stay dynamic and competitive on the global market but however it's also important for companies to bear in mind that human being are invaluable too. I believe Companies have got an universal responsibility towards us and must realise how important is the work labour and human creativity. As far as I'm concerned, countries will run better if the priority was the well-being of all of us, inhabitant of the planet.
Here we go, my virtual friend, that was my last thought shared with you.
What do you think about universal responsibility?
Take all good care of yourself
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