Nice place where I am working. I am learning all about mining, and next I will learn about Credit Suisse. I am typing up the interviews that this investor relations co holds with the investment companies in their annual audit. Yes, say you invest some money, well they might put it into copper or iron ore (the two main players) mines in Chile or South Africa, but you may never know - all you do is pay them your monthly premium and in ten years you collect money that might have been grown in mines or wind fields.
Today I observed a teleconference between London, New York and San Diego. They were talking about investment and guff, but as I have got fuzzy on just telling you what they were talking about, you can imagine what an interloper I felt.
There is a reason why I have spent years avoiding the finance sector, and it ain't just coz I hate suits.
Actually, the two I have now fit mighty well and I did, admittedly, feel smart.
St Paul's Cathedral is RIGHT outside my window. I am on the 7th (US 6th) floor so I can only imagine it is the size of St Paul's, rather than my height, that makes the people down there look tiny.
This company buys lunch in. I am not kidding. On Monday, they even reimbursed me for the lunch I had to go out and buy. In mid-afternoon, a menu from a different deli or cafe comes around and you choose what you want; it goes into a spreadsheet and then some guy comes and delivers a brown bag next day around 12.30 with your name on it to your desk.
It's odd, having to eat what you ordered the day before - meaning, so often you go out for lunch and you stand in front of the sandwich stand humming and hawing- but if on Monday you ordered a bacon and brie baguette with strawberry and banana smoothie, then that is what you just have to eat on Tuesday!
So tomorrow I am having a potato salad with chili jam, mayo, cheese, and ham.
The interviewer couldn't believe how much mumbling and obscure words I could decipher from those interviewees. Hey, my life revolves around words...
For the interviews, I must extend they're to they are, it's to it is, and so on...and I have just noticed how difficult it is for me to now use contractions as I type this blog.
I took a piccie of the view from my window this morning first thing.