So Long, Old Friend

This month marks the end of my employment with a company I called home for the past seven years (sans 2 months). I started at GOVECS in March of 2011. I was hired through an online job listing, by an American dude who also happened to be the co-founder. Statistically speaking, what are the odds…

PMO Kayaking

Also in June, my boss floated the idea of a PMO team kayaking trip. We have a pretty solid Project Management Office gang over at GOVECS. We all get along, help each other out, pump each other up, and at times push each other’s buttons. The team itself is a mix of O.G. guys together with…

PMI Study

I’m currently studying for my PMI exam that will take place at the beginning of March. I’m not quite sure what to make of it yet, but it’s been a while since I’ve spent every free hour at home studying. PMI stands for Project Management Institude and the exam I’ll be taking is a PMP…

Almost Sochi

This winter season has been very very weird to say the least, weatherwise that is. There’s hardly been any snow, temperatures have barely dipped below freezing, and the overall feeling is that of a late fall or early spring rather than the actual calendar winter we’re supposedly in the middle of. Media in Poland has…

My Work Christmas Tree Tradition

It was back in 2002 that while working for Los Angeles METRO I wondered into Chinatown after work and found myself this Christmas tree. A simple yet elegant way of saying that I too want to express my holiday spirit without looking too much like a panzy. And it worked…almost. The tree was a hit,…

Physical Exam

I had to get my physical exam yesterday to be officially cleared for work. Such is a standard requirement of every employer in Poland. The funny thing is that on the ‘work order’ I took with me to the doctor it said: must be able to work in front of a computer for longer than…

Birthdays and Interviews

I turned 29 years old this past Friday and I’d like to thank everyone that remembered for their wishes. It was a very good day for me indeed. I had two job interviews scheduled that day and was pretty happy with the outcome of them both. In the evening my family members decided to surprise…