|I'll whip 'em into shape!|
Last week as I was about to go home, I was stopped by the human resources lady. Whether I had seen the ad? Yes, well no, I hadn't. What ad? The ad for a team leader. She was sure it would be a perfect fit for me!
Well, I wasn't as convinced. As a matter of fact, I turned her down immediately saying it wasn't something I wanted for a few more years yet. Because a team leader has to be able to communicate with the members of the team (fellow busdrivers) and relay information to them. Plus write a weekly report, do some basic illness follow-ups and several other things. I felt that I hadn't the necessary Norwegian knowledge to do all that.
For some reason though, I kept thinking about it. Mainly because one of the colleagues present when she asked me, kept talking about it. In front of others. Great! And he seemed to think I would be perfect at it. So did the current team leader I would be taking over from.
In the end I wasn't sure anymore. I needed to know more. My own team leader was away on holiday so I asked another one. What did it entail, how did he like it etc etc. In the end I went up to the human resources lady and said that even though I was still not 100% (about 99% actually) convinced, I was willing to give it a go. I had done something slightly similar years ago in Italy and that had worked out fine, so why not here?
The end of the story is: you can congratulate me! I got the job. I will still do the driving I normally do, but add to that all the other duties! It will be temporary, but with a chance of becoming more permanent! I am moving up in the world...