A Mile High, and Enjoying Mexico...
By mrbill on Feb 25, 2009
We are in Mexico City this week for account reviews, customer visits, and other fun activities to make customers happy and revenue flow. The teams here are much more "mature", as Mexico has been a strong country for Sun and Sun PS for many years. The feeling of "teamwork" here is amazing, and the people work well together within Sun, as well as across the partners and with the customers.
Enough of the work stuff though, Mexico City is alot of fun, even if the gringo doesn't habla very much espanol. I speak border spanglish and Dora spanish thanks to my children watching Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go non-stop. Above the Dora vocabulary, I know enough working spanglish to order beer, find a bathroom, and get home in a taxi.
A local cantina that provided a tasty lunch and liquid refreshment Monday. I have never seen a smashed up, 20 year old pickup truck with Jaguar "starfish" wheels before.
The food and drink have been great, and the local teams are very happy to share their experiences, both good and bad. I am definitely looking forward to working with the teams here on some projects in the near future. Huge bonus if that work requires that I be here, in the 80 degree sunny weather rather than home in the freezing cold and snow.
Here is something you don't see every day. Strolling downstairs to find an exit after the upstairs entrances were locked for the day, I stumbled upon this little gem. The first picture (bad picture, I know) is fairly easy to recognize, an ATM. The second picture puts this in context. The ATM is in the middle of a cube-farm inside the sun office. Safety for those in need during off-hours, and very convenient any time.
Oh well, home (finally) on Friday. Can't wait to sleep in my own bed, eat dinner with my kids, and get back to a somewhat normal life for a few weeks.