Boss drinks. Never gets fat, nor drinkers nose, but does drink. Mr. makingourway has been joining him for drinks almost every day or every other day.
It's amazing what things people talk about over drinks after work. Boss and Mr. makingourway talked about the business, our division, where things are going, it's plans, his plans and his plans for Mr. makingourway.
Mr. makingourway's secret dream is to help turn around european operations and live there for a while. Boss shares the same dream - we discussed it. Maybe in 2-3 years Boss and management team will move to Europe. Plan is to breakthough revenue this year (on track), double revenue next year and double following year, then we can write our ticket.
Would be lots of fun.
Think of it financially:
- Big pay increase to incent us to leave USA
- Chance to master a foreign tongue
- Expatriot tax credit (first $80k)
- Weekend trips = European vacation
- Eating at foreign restuarants all the time
- Corporate expatriot housing and expenses
- Children get to learn a foreign language
Less efficient bill payment. Less convenient shopping hours. Can't ask for help in the native tongue until you learn it. No US sports. Limited # of television channels. Opportunity to learn how much the French really hate Americans.
Still it's a dream. I have quite a few French Friends and I like French Fries, so maybe it won't be so bad. Besides, all French businessmen have French mistresses hmmm.... maybe that wouldn't be such a good thing...divorce, financial ruin, destitution and personal loneliness. Oh, well.
So what would you prefer, live and work in America or live and work overseas?