The week of Lotte
Week 47. In ‘the week of’, the Project Managers, or other team members, of goMICE share their (work) week in a new blog. This week, you can look and read along with the week of goMICE Project Manager Lotte!
It is the first day of the work week, but the third day of the 5-day inspection trip, Anita and I are on. On Saturday, we visit various destinations!
We are currently well underway in preparing large group trips that will take place in 2018, and we are visiting several European destinations for this reason. We will keep these destinations secret for now, but you will soon hear more about this. A first hint: we are greatly enjoying the lovely autumn sun!
During this inspection trip, we also visit a several large restaurants. We also revisit restaurants we already know, and of course, we must taste a lot everywhere (isn’t our job the worst??). It is very important that restaurants meet the quality that goMICE expects from suppliers. For instance, a restaurant that was well-regarded last year may now have a new, inexperienced chef. Check-check double check! The lunch at this restaurant was very good!
Already the last day of the inspection trip, and we drive another round in a convertible Beetle through the beautiful old city before the plane takes us home again. Tired but satisfied, we arrive in Rotterdam in the evening.
Today, I am back at the office! Unfortunately, the sun is not shining as much here in the Netherlands. Our office is in the World Port Center at Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam, and together with my colleague Chloé, I enjoy a beautiful view from the top floor during our break.
At the office, the phone is constantly ringing and it’s very busy, so time flies. We are organising a large Saint Nicholas party for one of our regular clients next week, which about 150 children and parents will attend. I take care of the final details in the afternoon. Meanwhile, my colleagues and I eat a large bag of pepernoten.
The last day of the week, which has truly flown by!
After a busy day, I shut off the computer and leave for the AFAS Life in Amsterdam, where the band Nothing but Thieves is playing tonight. A great start to the weekend!