There really aren't too many differences between the London office and Voce back in San Francisco...the people are so friendly, also pretty funny and very welcoming. Here are a few facts to note about my work life so far: If you get up to get a coffee or tea, it is mandatory to ask everyone around you if they'd like one as well. And you get coffee or tea several times a day. You get in around 9:30 and it's totally fine to leave at 5:30. Fortnightly means every other week....this was definitely not in my vocabulary pre-move. Also, everything sounds a bit more proper and I now use the word, "quite" quite a lot.
The most enjoyable treat at my job so far is that when it's someone's "leaving due" or last day, or their birthday, there's a "drinks trolley." At first, I thought this meant a San Francisco-type trolley that would take you around to pubs, but no, I was mistaken. It's a small little cart that someone in the office will push around, offering wine, beer and canapés and treats to everyone. It's a really cute tradition that signals the beginning of the weekend.
Here are a few photos!
|Ernst & Young London office where Jim works sometimes.|
|Ernst & Young Reading office near the train station.|
|This was taken in Reading on Jim's first day!|
|Porter Novelli London office...feels like home!|
|Here's the street I work on.|
|Me awkwardly taking a photo on my first day since Jim had already left!|