From the second of February, I am working full time! What can I say, I am more than happy and yesterday I signed a one year contract which entitles me to 30 days of paid leave, 12 sick days and a small raise! This is what I have aimed for so needless to say, I feel very content.
I started my first day as an official member of staff by completely messing up my boss' business charts, which kept him busy for the rest of they, trying to fix it... Well, I reckon, it can only get better from now on! He wasnt too happy with me for a couple of hours.
My tasks have grown from only being involved in purely administrative tasks to more advanced things like writing a Security Plan, reviewing contracts and preparing our proposals from scratch. I realized when I sat yesterday, how much I have learned these past three months and I remember how lost I felt when I first encountered a Bid Proposal.
My relationship with my work colleagues is improving. Not that it has been ever bad, but working only three days a week sort of prevents you from being part of what is going on at the office on a daily basis. And I am sometimes a very shy and perhaps typical Swedish girl who hides in her office instead of interacting with work mates. Though in some cases it is hard, since some of them speak very little English and seem very shy infront of female colleagues. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting a night club with three of my Filipino work mates and one Pakistani and we had a great time, dancing and drinking. I have also invited my Filipinos to my home for drinks and dinner and they brought along lots of nice Filipino dishes and also my beloved Korean dish Kimchi, since one of the girls used to work as an Engineer for Samsung.
So, if I try not to mess with the business charts again, I am quite sure this will be a very nice and rewarding time! As hubby concluded the whole thing: You are probably one of the few who gets hired these days instead of getting fired.