Hoping For A Week’s Vacation

Last year in May I went on a week’s vacation – well staycation is the actual word – and I thoroughly enjoyed the rest and relaxation. I had a few drinks with my buddies, some good food and slept a lot. My only regret was that I could not go any other city/state and stayed at home in Cochin.

I hope to rectify that this year. I really want a week’s vacation away from the office and away from the apartment. Money may be the only hurdle from me going away. I’m even trying to save a bit so that I won’t feel guilty when I spend a bit on my lodging. I just want an air-conditioned room with an attached clean loo! Plenty of books to read and plenty of cold fruit juices.

If I could take my ipod with me I would. Charging it might be a problem. Also if I had a laptop, instead of my desktop, I could take it with me and with the various options for data cards available, I could still be online. But that is not going to happen. But a vacation – I am due for one. Now if only things go according to plan…..

Busy Days Ahead But Hopefully Not Too Busy

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The next couple of weeks are going to be tough but if things go right I can organize everything and still find time to go on a vacation as I had planned. Let’s see what’s in store for me during the coming weeks:

I have to get my team of trainers into a full day workshop on the 24th of April. This means that we have to change the schedule for the 3 batches that are currently in training at the moment. We will have to give the trainees an off on the 24th and make them work on the 1st of May to compensate.

Then I have two 9 hour workshops on Transaction Analysis to organize on the 28th & 29th of this month. Almost everything is arranged; the external trainers are due here in Cochin on the 27th evening. I just need to make sure that we have a good turnout. I will be attending the session myself.

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A new client created training application software has been launched, unofficially as of today. They hope to roll it out on the 1st of May and henceforth all data regarding training must be entered in this software. A lot of it is time consuming and confusing but we have no choice.

There will be an Employee Retention training program on the 13th & 14th – a two day workshop jointly conducted by the corporate training & HR departments. Not sure if I will be attending that one but again I have to organize the event. And on the 15th of May there will be a presentation on projects done post another workshop (the training was in December). I had done mine last year and got certified, so again, just organizing the event.

And in between & after the normal work continues!! So looking forward to it!