Dear Matt and Mar,
Unfortunately my time at CMG had to come to an end… the job was great, the team was even better… but another important key proved to be something that wasn’t… so I’d left.
Now (actually for the past 4 months) I have been working at BlueScope, #1 brand of metal sheet roofing in Thailand (by far), but not without some interesting challenges. Jumping into a new industry wasn’t that daunting, the team has and still is fantastic, but what is challenging is the market forces.
No matter what the government is saying about how great the economy is doing (well, they have to say that), on the ground and certainly in the world of construction materials, which is probably a great indicator for how the economy is really doing, when all of the construction materials (not just roofing) are down, it is rather hard to believe that the country is doing great, but the other indicators are looking better, so all of our fingers are still crossed.
One of the biggest change for all of us with this new job is the amount of travel, in four months (16 weeks) about half those weeks had been spent on the road, haa haa haa. I would have found this difficult if it was a couple of years ago, when you two were younger but now Mar don’t even want me to walk her up to her class, haa haa haa. I still miss you two an awful lot though, the vdo chat have been a life safer, wherever I am in the world your smile is just a few clicks away… fantastic… haa haa haa.
More travel, more new places, more photos, haa haa haa, love you.