You know what it’s like to have a deadline looming over your shoulder, the date on the calendar screaming at you from across the room as you grind away at your project desperately attempting to finish it as fast and as efficiently as you can. It’s a terrible feeling and one made worse when you share a tiny office with ten other people. Yeah, it’s not the greatest experience in the world but you make do with what you have in Singapore. Our boss wasn’t cool with renting out a unit from http://www.asiaservicedoffices.com.sg despite how cheap they are. The guy just wants us to suffer, I’m sure of it!
I’m only complaining because the deadlines for us have been absolutely crazy. The hours here are longer than I have ever worked before. No doubt this project is going to be one of the financial keystones they’ll use as leverage for with the investors to gain more funding and capital on the next project but it’s us who are having to grind out these insane days in order to make it happen. I better see a fat bonus come the end of this project or I’ll be looking for a new job as soon as I get back home.
We’re lucky that we’re just working here temporary. Don’t get me wrong, I love this place. Singapore has one of the best night lifes that I’ve found with welcoming, awesome people to get to know. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to do much of that – the project and all. If there is a next time, I’m really looking forward to more reasonable hours so I can get the chance to explore more of what this city has to offer a guy like me from Indiana. It’s been such an adventure in just a month!