20 Years and Counting
It was 20 years ago today – on June 1st, 1996 – that I had my first day at my company…. and moved to where I live now in the process.
Time flies. An overused term but nevertheless very true. I can’t believe it’s 20 years. And in the first two years I was sure I wouldn’t make it to three since I had a total a-hole boss. Thankfully he quit before I did (that day I celebrated with a bottle of champagne) and now I’m still here, still in the HR department, and if things continue like they do, I don’t mind still being here when it’s time to retire. Not everything is always perfect. But that would be the case with 99.9% of other companies as well. There are always things you like and don’t like anywhere. The good parts outweight the not so good parts and so I can say that it makes me a little bit proud to still be here and still doing well.
I’m sure that other companies have more fancy gifts and benefits for their long-time employees, but still I can’t really complain. Got this gift basket that included things like red- and white wine, pasta, olives, olive oil and white balsamico (all on my request… it’s in the end me who orders these baskets for other employees and so I told the guy exactly what I wanted :-D). I also got a 100 Euro voucher for eating out at a place of my choice and 200 Euro in cash.
Also: the 1st of June is the official begin of summer for the meteorologists. Guess June didn’t care about that and sent the most god-awful of weather our way. For days now we’re getting more rain in some areas than we can handle. Especially some parts of Bavaria are drowning. Literally, since people have died in their flooded homes or in accidents. Destruction all around.
But it’s not only there… also here, e.g. Düsseldorf, was hit pretty hard these last days.
We are hit by constant thunderstorms followed by downpours of extraordinairy measures. All combined with crazy humidity. So far it looks like things might get a bit better on Sunday, but that’s not sure yet.
So far, in Velbert, we’re doing good. Lots of rain, huge puddles of water on the streets, but no serious floodings. Let’s hope and pray it stays that way.
And lastly.. , no, I promised not stop talking about it for now… but I won’t talk. Just post a photo of what’s attached to my fridge again 🙂 ❤