Friday, April 13, 2007

Find the right option and do not shoot at your chances


Celeste said...

Hi Adam

I love the look of the blog. And I love it even more to see how many entries you have written already. Good work!

The attitude you portray in you blog is one of confidence and a positive outlook. And that, I believe, is the recipe to a successful and happy career one day. Although there are many other aspects which also count,those two must be on the top of your list. It will pay off!

I look forward to reading your next entries.



Adam N. Mukendi said...

Hi Celeste,
Nice words from you. I just wish that next time you tell me more about my writing. I never consider that being from a French background should be an excuse for me to make mistakes. I look forward to write and speak English as better as French. Your critics will be helpful. I will be reading your blog tomorrow and put some comment. You and Cyrille who is a friend of mine by the way, are a legacy for the WoW programme. I am so happy for you and wish you carry on. By the way, were did you get your name? Celeste sound French. Can I say to you: Tu as un bon travail et que Dieu te benisse. Read me next time and have a blessed week.

Ijeoma Uche-Okeke said...

Hello Adam, I really enjoyed reading your piece despite the language barrier. I was able to follow your logic and the issues raised. The issue of making coffee is not such a contentious one. I come from a work culture where people in senior positions use junior staff abonimably and no one complains. When you get to a more senior position you can do the same. It is possible that in some cases it is a show of power or disregard, in some other instances it's the culture that an intern is the general dogsbody. I believe there is something positive to learn from every experience. What is your take on being asked to make coffee, do you feel that it diminishes you as a person? Of course you may need to draw the line at some point. I like Adam's analogy of the lunch box, how would you deal with that situation?

I am willing to help with editing your writing if you don't mind.

Celeste said...

The name Celeste is in fact French. So is my surname. My forefathers are from France. I just really wish I could speak French. What a beautiful language.

Thanks for the reply Adam. Of course I will make comments on your writing. I am so happy to know there are still people out there who are willing to correct their mistakes and learn new things every day. People like that are few and far between in this day and age.

I won't say I am the best English writer ever as I am originally Afrikaans. So maybe Susan can be of great help to you. Next time I will check your blog entries for any errors.

Enjoy the rest of your week.