Wednesday, May 14, 2008

To accept or not to accept?

I went for an interview this afternoon... there is a company which has a project @ Uganda, Africa. They need to hire a project manager to handle the project. After the interview, i was given some document and material to read for further detail. 

Anyway, after understand the detail of the project scope, I decided to further our discussion and scheduled an appointment tomorrow morning to talk about the package that they would offered me. I have been doing lots of thinking and research since this afternoon. Until now, i still not sure whether accept or not accept... still need to look at the package :-> 

In case you don't know where is Uganda, here is the map of Africa ...

My dad has contacted his friends and i managed to talk to my dad's friend's son whom has based in Africa for 2 years few years back... Got lots of good information and advice from him, he also provided me some advice on how the living standard in Africa. Now, I still wondered about how safe is Uganda... :->

Let's see what will be the outcome of my discussion... :->

12 comments:

sbanboy said...

Wishing u all the best ... my friend

TZ said...

sbanboy: thanks ... will have to have lunch/dinner together before i leave Malaysia for Uganda :-> If i accepted the job ...

khengsiong said...

There was massacre in Uganda some years ago. Not sure of the situation now. Probably not safe.

But then my friend also went to Haiti. He stayed inside the hotel when not working. Maybe hotel is safer.

SlowCatchUpKuan said...

wow... uganda? i wouldn't go there is the pay isn't like darn good LOL let us know ur decision :P

khengsiong said...

Oh I think I got it wrong. It was Rwanda, not Uganda.

TZ said...

Khengsiong: thanks for the information, I also heard about lots of things regarding Africa country. BTW, I have prepared to stay in the apartment or hotel for the 20 months if not working ... hehehe...

Slowcatchupkuan: I have counter proposed my figure and waiting for their figure to come back. My decision is very clear... if they offered me what i wanted, I would just take it. Different country and different culture...

Sbanboy, Slowcatchupkuan, Khengsiong: feel free to dropped by and visit me in Uganda if i decided to go over :->

SlowCatchUpKuan said...

haha alright... it's a good way to earn big bucks. work there maybe 2 or 3 years and come back do something great. m'sia is not an ideal working place LOL

Bahija said...

All the BEST for your new job, new posting in a new env, new country, new culture, new food - well, pretty much everything also new la -hee .... Believe in yourself, it's a great opportunity to explore and learn, see lots of things ...... ENJOY !

TZ said...

slowcatchupkuan: LoL... i'm not sure how's the environment in Uganda... :-> Anyway, this is a good experience for me :->

Bahija: Thanks! i will post my experience in this blog... drop by eh!

cbenc12 said...

ignore my other comments in the other post..
20 months is really long! that's a really huge steps and courage!
but i think a new experience will be good~! good luck again!!
and try to keep up ur healthy life there..!

TZ said...

Cbenc12: I have accepted the offer and preparing to leave on June for 20 mths :-> i think this is a good opportunities to see the world. I'm excited to get started with a new job, new environment and new culture... hopefully i will not have too much of culture shock :->

SlowCatchUpKuan said...

all the best :P