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Shotgun

This morning I noticed a man eating breakfast alone with an iPad in front of him. At one point I looked over his way but he had gotten up for more food. I then see who I assume is his wife eating a shish kebab on the screen. Apparently he was sharing a meal with his wife. Very interesting idea.

At work I was rotating between departments. One of the employees I worked with is named Shatrughan. The former manager of the office couldn’t pronounce his name, so he called him “Shotgun.” He’s quite a character and has a funny way about him.

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Posted by on July 24th, 2012 No Comments

Crazy Traffic

Not much to report on today. We spent the day at the office and then got back to the hotel to relax. Here’s a preview of what it’s like to drive around here.

Posted by on July 23rd, 2012 No Comments

First Weekend

Started the day off with some thunder from down under. That Indian food is pretty powerful stuff. We took a taxi to old Bombay and saw the Gate of India. We were approached by some Indian college students who asked us about our thoughts on India so far. They were all very friendly.

Afterwards we took a long boat ride to the Elefante Caves. They never told us it’d be such a hike, or that they’d charge us several times along the way. We saw cows, goats, monkeys, and some really interesting caves.

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Posted by on July 22nd, 2012 No Comments

Work

Today at breakfast I ordered a green tea and my waiter could not have been more pleased to get it for me. It’s a little strange how we are treated like celebrities here.

We attended more training sessions today. We also gave a presentation on sales, which we feel went well. We took a long lunch with some of the new employees. They asked us about everything. They’re all very curious about American life. I was also asked some very personal questions, such as how much money I make. Fortunately I dodged that one.

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Posted by on July 22nd, 2012 No Comments

Day 1

We had breakfast at the hotel and got picked up by my manager, Justin. He showed us the mall and took us out to lunch. We sat at a table next to some British guys and near a Chinese family. This, plus the strange Latin music playing in the background, made me forget I was in India.

After lunch we went over to the office. The building is fairly simple. Everything is out in the open. After going around and introducing ourselves to everyone, we sat in on a training presentation. The coffee I had in the morning had me awake, while my colleagues Fan and Bakh were dozing off.

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Posted by on July 22nd, 2012 No Comments

Long Journey

I got home from Succeed Faster on the 15th and started the epic packing job. I made a check list so I’d be sure not to forget anything. Monday morning I was fully packed and 3 pounds under the weight limit for luggage on Delta. I’m pretty sure my dog Carey knew I was leaving because she was hanging outside my room the whole morning, something she doesn’t do very often.

I’m very excited to begin this adventure, but I’m also a bit nervous about what’s to come. Regardless, I realize how fortunate I am to have this opportunity.

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Posted by on July 22nd, 2012 No Comments