Saturday, August 27, 2011

I am Employed

Less than two weeks in Santo Domingo and I accepted a job offer today!  It's been over a week of debating possibilities and negotiating my salary, but this Monday I will start as a Gerente de Operaciónes del Grupo CARMEL, basically the store manager of a popular coffee shop, CARMEL.

The company is in an exciting period of growth right now, and I'll be responsible for running the model store for the upcoming franchises to mimic.  I'll have complete autonomy in conducting R&D, the marketing, promotion, and in the implementation of new projects to increase sales.  I know I'll also need to teach a thing or two about real customer service when I start; I might just blurt out  "Things are about to change around here" on my first day.

It will definitely be a challenge, and even more so because I wont be working in my native language, but I'm starting to get that butterfly feeling - I think that's excitement?  Only downfall - I have to work Saturday mornings.  Ick.

Time to become a morning person.  I'm counting on the coffee to help. 

CARMEL espresso, my new best friend


  1. I don't drink coffee but this look very good.

  2. Congrats Tiasters - I am so happy for you! I know you are going to do great things with this job and hopefully start the new starbucks in DR. One request..can you somehow create a zero calorie frap? haha

    Congrats again!