Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Return of Elise

Well... I'm not too sure how to start. I'm assuming that most of you have also gone AWOL but if not... HELLO AGAIN!

I haven't blogged in over a year, and I've just realised how much I missed it.

I recently started a new job. The starting my own business thing? Long story. Not over. I'll cover it one day. But for now I'd like to introduce you to my new colleagues (now the new subject of gossip)

Doing the same job as I am but with a different brand we have a hardass blond european. When I first met her she must have been going though some kind of breakdown. We shook hands and the conversation went a little like this:

"Hi, nice to meet you I'm Elise."

"I'm Euro-Girl."

Then she slipped into a low whisper

"If you want my advice Elise, I'd leave. I'd leave right now. These people are fucking bastards!"

Then her large brown eyes filled with tears and she fled in the direction of the loos.

What a great start. I supressed a groan. I had no wish to spend the major part of my day with an emotional woman, but I soon found out that I'd just caught her on a bad day.

Euro-Girl has three others in her team: Quiet-Guy, Diva and The-Invisible-One.

Quiet-Guy is, well, quiet. But don't let the lack of talk fool you. You don't have to be a blabber mouth to be confident. You don't have to shout about what your doing to be good at it.

Quiet-Guy gave one nod when he met me. About half an hour later he added me on office communicator. We have a lot in common. Apart from my dramatics. And my chatty nature. And our views of the work place.

Actually scrap that. We don't have much in common, but we get along.

Diva is a larger than life woman. When I first met her she'd limped in to work an hour late carrying a shoe with a broken heal. She was in a bad mood.

Not because she'd broken a heal and spent an hour limping miles down the road. No, she was late and moody because she'd spent an hour in Aldo complaining that they didn't have the exact same pair of shoes to replace her ruined ones.

She flicked her long impracticle nails in frustration and complained that the shop managers didn't even sound apologetic when they said sorry.

Lastly on the other team is The-Invisible-One. I met her once. In passing. She pulls slot of sickies and takes alot of holidays.

My team also consists of a quiet guy. At least I thought he was. The more I get to know him the more I see a playful side. Indian-Guy is from India. He has the best scientific brain. Worked for years in research and has recently taken a job with this company to be "the science behind the product". Indian-Guy is cool. I think I'm going to enjoy working with him

And last but not least there's Sweetie. Sweetie is, in awful terms, a doormat. There's nothing she wouldn't do out of the goodness of her heart. When I first met Sweetie she insisted on helping me carry my bag. She fetches coffee and tea and anything else the team would like. It's hard not to take up on those offers... I have to control myself. She's not my PA!

So ther you have it. A new start and a new post. I hope your all still out there!


La Gringa said...

Still here! Glad you're back.

Angel said...

I swear I nearly FAINTED when I saw you in my reader!!
So awesome!!
I have you in a section of my reader called "hibernating" along with a few other special blogs that I miss reading and I always look very quickly when an unread item appears in there!

Cocaine Princess said...

I would have to agree with Angel: I swear I nearly FAINTED when I saw you in my reader!!

Elise said...

I was seriously hoping that both of you were still in action! Really missed reading your blogs...

Polgara said...

So glad to see you back x

Lotus07 said...

Just when I remove you from my reader list, you pop back up. Glad to have you back. It appears that you use the blog for much of the same reason that I do, to releive and cope with office stress. It is cheaper than therapy and better than drugs.

Sarah said...

Congrats on the new job! Sounds like an interesting team you're working with. Hope all goes well and thanks for the visit.

Slyde said...

yup, i'm still here, missy.

but i believe you're back to blogging when your next post doesnt have a date of 2012 stamped on it!

Getty72 said...

Elise? Elise who? hahahah!!!! Welcome back you!!!!!!! I thought I was slow with one post every few months, but well over a year? You win the gold prize for that one heehee!!! Well, I agree with all your friends' comments above, you have been dearly missed!!!!! Looking forward to catching up with life in Elise's world. Thanks for making me smile big time today xxx