Wednesday, January 5, 2011

climbing the ladder with small children

My workday starts at 9:00 a.m., a carefully chosen time that allows me to drop Luca off at school and make it to the office on time. Meanwhile, Alain stays at home with Andre until the nanny arrives and he can go to work. Arriving at the office earlier than 9:00 a.m., even just 15 minutes earlier, requires some tactical troop rearranging which either incoveniences my husband (he'd have to drop off Luca with Andre in tow and drive back home to drop off Andre with the nanny) or the nanny (who already has a 1-hour drive in traffic and gets to deal with even slower traffic if she leaves her house earlier).

East Coast clients are my nightmare. They are lovely people. Really. Who can blame them for wanting to hold a call at 9:00 a.m., or expect a response from me before noon? But they are my nightmare. I like to dot i's and cross t's. I am responsive and on top of things. East Coast clients might have something else to say about me.

Perhaps I should move to the East Coast.


  1. I don't know... I work on the East Coast and we have clients in Europe. The Earth is round so it never ends :-)

  2. I hear ya about how changing the "go time" through the week can throw everyone into turmoil. I am visiting from SITS ... nice blog!

    Make it a great day!!