Monday, September 29, 2008

It's happened

I've been working in consulting for over one year now, and fortunately, have managed to avoid out-of-town projects. That day has come to an end.

I was notified this morning that I will be working on a project in Stuttgart, Germany for the next 2.5 months. Ouch.

My management team has promised they'll accommodate our conception efforts ... I hope they'll follow through on it. I'll be sure they're held to it, because I'll be damned if we're going to derail our efforts for anything. My wife is a puddle of tears ... and I am on the brink myself. I knew this came with the territory of a consulting job, but was hoping I would luck out and dodge the bullet. Professionally, this will be great experience ... working internationally is something I'll need to do at one point or another. But personally, this is the last thing I'd ever want to do. I love my wife, and I enjoy her company. I like coming home to her every night, sleeping in the same bed and waking up together. For the next three months, we'll have to make do with phone conversations ... and a 6 hour time difference. There will be trips home, but they'll be much less frequent than either of us would like.

Wish us luck. The holidays will be here before you know it (hopefully)


Xbox4NappyRash said...

oh man.

sorry about that.

About a year back I was under pressure to spend a lot of time in the UK but we were lucky enough that my company were too useless to win the contract.

I hope they stick to their side of the bargain and do all they can to help you guys.

You've given them, and TTC all your energy, you deserve it.

still waiting said...

As the wife of a hubby who is on the road for work, scheduling was one of the hardest things we've had to deal with. In the beginning of our TTC efforts, we actually explored having some frozen sperm at the ready in case he was called out of town. It was pretty expensive, (like 500$ per month) if I remember correctly, but maybe that's the kind of thing your company would cover... (as a worst case scenario)...

Stace said...

Oh wow. I hope everything works out. And I hope your job helps out like promised.

Best of luck.