Working on Madeira

My word ! Time has passed since my last visit on here. Maybe I will clue you up on some history.

I have moved to Gran Canaria in December 2012. I have worked for several companies while I was there. I went back to the Netherlands in the summer of 2014, after which I ended back up in Gran Canaria. However, I went there because I was offered a job – a job that ended up not paying what was promised. I really started to get sick and tired of the way companies treat their employees in Gran Canaria. O, and somewhere along the lines, my phone and laptop got stolen there. Great. The phone I have left, is a crappy old phone. Doing this on a Galaxy Tab hehe !

A couple of friends and I decided to move to Malta. Nice island. I would definitely recommend it for a holiday. One of my friends left short after. Another friend had to go back to the other side of the world. Then my last remaining friend decided to throw a chair at a housemate. He got fired the next day haha. I stayed. Two other reps were there – aside from the French line, which was there for perhaps a month or two. I shared the British line with a couple of Greeks. At least the girl (a blonde…very blonde) has been studying in the USA. Her English is pretty good, but she does not know a lot about the world. And here they are talking to experienced tourists every day. I made lots more money for the company than they did combined. Good news is, I am going to get paid my outstanding commissions this month. Apparently.

Then the opportunity to go to Madeira came. Another place that has been on my list a while. Working for a great company, selling what will be one of the best resorts in Europe. The tools are slowly but surely falling into place, but it is not easy this far. Should be a little goldmine when it opens.

I have been looking at laptops and computers and W40k rules and all. But those belong to other posts. I need a seriously good month to buy the kind of laptop I want to have now. And the Warhammer…well…I do not know anybody here that plays it. No shops that sell it. And I have no intention to start a hobby that will cost me thousands on top of the other things I need to be looking at right now.

Right. It is time for a good salad. And maybe some chicken. Until next time !


Funny too see how much time has passed

So in my last post, I mentioned moving to Gran Canaria. The flight was on December 4th 2012. That is quite a while back. Many things have changed since then.

I have been working for several companies in the meantime – not all of them as good. In 2014, I decided I had enough. May 11th 2014, I flew back to Amsterdam. Without any intention of returning to Gran Canaria.

I had a phone call in October that year. Several things were promised. I went. Pretty much none of it was true. Cost me quite a bit. Trying to make up for lost time and expenses is not always easy. And to be honest, I still feel like I am chasing after the facts.

Some of my friends have visited me over here, which is always nice. It’s not an expensive holiday for them anyway and the weather is always good over here.

Now, it is my turn to pop by the Netherlands again. My passport is up for renewal and my birthday is only a few days after that. Might as well combine the two, right ?

I hope the bureaucrats are not making things too difficult for me, since I do not plan on being there for the maximum 8 weeks (for background checks or whatever else they may have up their sleeves).

Okay, so I’m not really feeling for a massive update on here right now. I also noticed some old things like the gaming rigs. They are in some serious need of updates. So are the Army Lists. Not now though. Peace !

Back Home

I took my flight from Rhodes on Friday, Oct-26; with a quick stop at Thessaloniki. From there to München. But I had to wait until the morning to take my last flight – back to Amsterdam.

München…well I just saw the airport. And through the windows, I could see the weather :  clouds all the way down to the tarmac. Oh yeah…perfect. That morning when I left from Rhodes, I was drinkin’ frappé with vodka in my shorts (no shirt). Now it was just clouds everywhere and around 7°C. In the papers, it said it wasn’t only going to rain the next day. There was also going to be snow and 3°C. I drank German beer with an Italian guy who’s flight was delayed 6hrs. That was nice. Can’t remember if he wrote down his Facebook or not haha ! (Should be in my agenda, if he has.)

The flight from München to Amsterdam was with the smallest plane I’ve ever been in :  2 seats, isle, 2 seats. We made some really tight corners with that thing. Cool !

So now I’m back here. Cold. All kinds of sh*t you have to deal with, family issues and what not. I can’t wait to go to Gran Canaria. Back in the sunshine haha ! You should check the difference in weather forecasts between Amsterdam and Gran Canaria haha ! And this is the first job I’ve ever thought :  “can’t wait to start !” Have you ever had that ?

Next time, I think I will just go from Gran Canaria straight to Rhodes in April. Saves me the hastle I’m dealing with now. Next season on Rhodes should be better as well. We get a pimped up sales deck. We probably get more screens there too. We will most likely have a better offer to sell. I’ll see next year !

Keeping it short =9

Working on Rhodes

Been a while since I last wrote on here ! I have been busy working Mon-Sat since April 16th. Well I got here on the 15th and started my training on the 16th. Started doing the actual job on the 23rd. I have never done a Sales job and I have never worked in tourism before. Now I am doing both haha !

Yesterday, we had a big party for the whole company. It was held at the Amathus in Ixia (Rhodes, Greece), which is 5 stars. Food, champagne…good stuff ! The best people from every department were awarded and appearantly I was the best Dutch Rep. I did not expect it, to be honest.

After the party, I went to Colorado for a little while. There is always a band playing on Saturdays and they are good. I went to the shots bar nearby before going back home. Damn I was drunk haha !

When I decided I wanted to get up this morning, it was a bit later than I expected haha ! It was about 14h30. I have only been taking a shower, checking the internet and drinking orange juice so far. And I should think about what I should do for dinner. I was thinking pizza. I have no plans to meet up with anyone, so sitting in a restaurant is not really the nicest plan. Perhaps the Art & Kitchen for pizza (can take away and eat half of it on the way home). Otherwise maybe one or two pita gyros (chicken, no fries, with hot sauce). That place is almost next door…but what is the name again ?

When I woke up, I thought to go for a swim. But now that it’s 18h09, I guess I can skip that. One more cigarette, one more episode (I think Robot Chicken) and then it should be time to go out for some food. Right ? 19h00-ish is a good time for breakfast ?

I will try to find some time to write more often. Catch you later.