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Hooray! My 5th anniversary in Business Intelligence

Hip hip hooray and congratulations to myself as today marks my fifth anniversary in my career in the extremely exciting and electric field of Business Intelligence! Well, not that I actually called it Business Intelligence back when I started. In all my inexperience and ignorance it was a term I hardly knew even existed in the first place, and so I used the much more modest and easy to understand moniker of Reporting Analyst instead. But whatever I called myself back then, 5 years ago I took my first baby steps on my career path, which has led me to where I am today, professionally speaking.

How much has changed in the last 5 years. You see, back then I was seriously worried that I would never be able to acquire a decent job. I never finished my thesis and thus did not possess an university diploma and I was already working in the Vodafone Back Office as a temp for 18 months. I even got fired once due to budgetary reasons. After that I had to go through many, many rejections, and for someone who is already plagued by feelings of insecurity and inadequacy it could have killed my hopes for a decent career before it even properly started. I think it was even becoming a vicious circle. Because of my insecurity I think I didn’t make the best impression of myself, and then when I got rejected I only became more insecure. I wasn’t able to get over the hump initially. Continue reading

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The Last Week

Below is a (slightly reworked) copy of a Facebook status I wrote earlier today. I know I said that my previous post would be my last one in a while, but I liked it too much not to add it here 🙂

My thoughts intermingle
Until they’ve become
A hazy blur
Empathy and Apathy
Are locked in
A vicious struggle
To gain control
Of my restless soul
The one selflessly clamoring for
The need for speed
The other selfishly emphasizing
The need for sleep
In other words,
‘Tis the last week
At work
Before my holiday

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