Posts Tagged ‘on the job’

Where to…?

The project I’m wrapping up now (planning and supervising renovation, fitout and internal move of ~300 people in a major Broadcast company within their NY headquarters) will be over at the beginning of October.

I’ve been working at my top speed and endurance for about 6 months. I love what I do – but 50hrs workweeks of insane intensity; sleepless nights -you know the kind, when one’s mind is too strained to relax,  kaleidoscope of corporate rat race – took a toll.

I need a vacation.

Something to give me a jolt.To take me out of my comfort zone (spa…beach…lazy reading of mystery novels under canopy of leaves…knitting another sweater I don’t need)

So, what do you think – Peru (machu picchu, colonial architecture of Cusco and Lima, Spring at high altitude) or Vancouver (a ferry from Seattle; Fall in a rainforest, Pacific seaside I’ve never seen)? Maybe even in your company? I have about two weeks and I want to return in time for Election.

Advice and ideas are welcome!

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From my window (again)

Don’t remember – did I show you the place where I now work?IMG_0530 IMG_0531 IMG_0532

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Миша Шацкий напоминает нам словами весьма им ценимого Писарева, что праздность – мать всех пороков.


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Behind my back

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Has anybody been to? Do you have an advice for me? I will have 2-3 free hrs during a day and same after 9pm every day from Sunday to Thursday. What to see, where to go?

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Ой мамочки

Она ещё и дизайнер интерьеров! Русский дизайнер, и интерьеры с понтами тоже русские, и безграмотность с гонором тоже вполне русские.
Я не там, и работаю не так. Но мне за профессию ж обидно!

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  • the room I am seating in, reviewing furniture quotes for untold $millions, has 2 doors but no windows.
  • two other occupants are:

1)family-oriented sad-eye latino man who uses a stand-up desk. his workplace displays photos of all his children at various stages of their development, as well as their varied diplomas, trophy and macaroni+clay art they’ve ever produced

2)a chinese lipstick-lesbian with a grudge. she is sporting a shaved temple, torn jeans, high heels and collection of heavily-jeweled rings. cll talks with affectation in street latino-speak, calls her coworkers “mammi” and “pappi”, and greets everyone with a “yo-Yo-YO!”. her desk is decorated with enlarged photos of her two chihuahuas.

  • both, encouraged by corporate spirit, have their radios blaring all day: 1)political news and 2)hip-hop. at least the 1) has a decency to work only till 2pm (he starts at 5am), so i can turn off his hell-spewing machine. the 2) sings along.

In other news: through the glass of studio bubble I witnessed Steve Martin playing banjo.

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