Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ideas needed!

Strictly speaking this is a travel entry and should therefore be posted on the other blog, but I’m hoping to reach as many of you as possible so it’s going up here. As you may have seen if you read my last post on the other place, I’ve spoken to my line manager about my career break and she’s asked me to submit my request in writing so that it can be considered by our Director, Pro-VC and HR! I didn’t realize I was that important… Anyway, I’ve written a very good letter (well I think it is!) full of ways that my work can be covered while I’m off, but I need all you lovely intelligent people to rack your brains and come up with reasons why me buggering off to the other side of the world for three months will actively benefit my workplace! So far I’ve said that the increased confidence I will gain from traveling alone and meeting new people will improve my presentation skills and my ability to think on my feet and find solutions to problems that come up during events. I’ve also finished off by saying I hope to return to work refreshed and ready for new challenges (ah the cheese) but I could do with a few more points to make at the beginning along with the confidence one. I know it’s really up to me to think things up and I’m doing my best, but I thought I’d open this up to my lovely readership in case any of you have a bright idea!


I hope to submit this on Friday so anything you can come up with before then will be most gratefully received. Thankyou all :o)

3 comments:

Juicy said...

Perhaps something on the same cheesy lines as experiencing new cultures and ideas?

You seem to have the main arguments covered though. Tell them if you don't go you will go insane and attack them all with a large cod. or not.

Sarah said...

I love the cod idea! Possibly not the best way to get them to agree though...

Jess Hood said...

Throw "communication with a culturally diverse range of people" in there. That's on my CV and they love it!

Good luck!