Woah! It is very hard to believe that half of the #ibmcsc brazil assignment is already over. The time passed by very quickly and was a lot of fun so far! Last weekend was very relaxing (more about that in a future post), so we have now enough power to put into the project. Lot of discussions overheard in the bus rides have been about work, and I assume this will be like every other “normal” project – most work will get done in the last 20% of the time. Time? There are only 6 work days left, which is very sad….
Overall 4 weeks work time is really short for a project, so we have to focus on the most important part, and have to figure out what would really help the client. We do not want to go back and leave a 100-pages document that no-one has time to read or will act upon. Instead we have to calm down and focus on what is really needed. But I think we are doing really good so far.
- Elevators – back in Austria everyone constantly presses the “close” button multiple times, because there is this *huge* time loss, if the door does not close fast enough. Time is money! But not here. There is no such button, and it is not a problem at all. Just wait, and enjoy life.
- Closing hours – we went out for dinner in a small cafe, and occupied the whole upper floor of it. After taking a round of new drinks the waiter tells us that the place closes at 10pm – it was already 10:10pm. He brought the just ordered drinks. We finished them, payed and went out of the location around 10:45pm (they already closed at 10!). In the mean time they cleaned the ground floor and the waiter was just having a drink outside the restaurant on the street. Imagine that back in Austria!
Both experiences where really positive and showed me how easy going we could be…. we should say “Calma Tigre!” to ourselves more often, lay back and relax….