Dear Siemensianer or dear Non-Siemensianer who are maybe interested to know about my work, let me just give you a short overview of what I am doing in the Siemens world in Australia:
My workplace is in Bayswater (a suburb of Melbourne), as I have already mentioned before. It’s headquarter of Siemens Ltd. Australia and New Zeeland. I am working for the Business Unit Transportation System (TS) and Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD), because my trainer Jochen is the Commercial Manager for both teams. People in my office is quite a mixture of different nationalities: German, French, Indian, Chinese, Austrian, British and some Aussie of course!
In regard of my work there are always a lot of things to do. Unlike in Germany I have only a little time free during the day. Especially because of the financial year end on 30th Sep I have to update a analysis tool per day which was actually a good exercise to work with SAP but if you have already done it 5 times, it‘s getting a bit painful, because after a few hours I just can’t see all the numbers on the screen any more!
However, my work makes me feel that I am doing some real commercial tasks and that I am able to assist Jochen and other colleagues. Jochen intends to involve me in tasks that I have to deal with different people which I think it’s really good for me. But this man is so busy and seems to love working, because he is always the first one arrived in office and leaves after everyone. His hard-working attitude makes me even feel bad if I leave before 5 pm, although I start already at 8:20 am everyday.
Concerning my daily journey to Bayswater, I thought I will get used to my long trip day by day, but it sucks pretty every time I have to walk or to run to the Railway Station to catch my train to the City. And it sucks even more if the train is delayed which means that I have run for vain.
Every day when I arrive in City it’s already past 6 pm. As the most shops are close at 5 or 6 pm from Monday to Thursday, we can just forget about shopping after work. But on Friday shops are usually open until 9 pm, so that this day will be our shopping day! Tomorrow as well!!!