It’s official, Google is sending me to India for three weeks at the end of June. A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with my manager that one of my goals is to work overseas. I shared how bummed I was that I did not meet the tenure criteria (at least two years at Google) for any of the standardized rotation programs, but I was still going to apply even though I barely had a year at Google under my belt.
It turns out, I just bypassed that whole process because I was selected for an informal rotation to represent my vertical in training our India counterparts. The first thing I did, when I got the good news this morning, was tell Jenn. And true to form, her response was,
Jenn: “Can I come too?”
M: “If you are a good girl, I’ll see what I can do.”
Practically, my team and the entire vertical knows about Jenn because I peddle the blog every chance I get. So most of the people I talked to were asking me if I was planning to bring her along.
She gets to tag along but she has some work to do to make that happen. 1) Poor Jenn has to pay for her flight, which will be about $2k. 2) She has to navigate the consulate waters to procure a visa for the trip.
Also, I am going to be working 10 days of this trip so Jenn will have to fend for herself. She won’t have the kitties or M so there is a strong probability she will be adrift in Hyderabad.
I am sure she will tell you all about it too.
Strength and Honor,