First and Foremost…Happy Valentine’s Day! I am sending you virtual kisses to get through this cliché holiday.
My bags were packed, tickets bought and I was 100% sure Barcelona was in my forecast. I had accepted the offer and even began working with the share holders until…HOLD UP WAIT A MINUTE! Did someone say the IE Business School? Yes! The same IE that I had interviewed multiple times and just never made the cut. Yup…that one! By now I figured my dream of joining the IE team was long gone and waving to me out the window but at least I had made some great contacts…BUT 2017 had other plans for me! Talk about my Goals & Dreams for 2017 coming into action. Thank you universe; this time you delivered and BIG! Sidenote: Who would have thought right? “Not I” said Doris!
Two companies one BIG decision
So what was a girl to do? On one hand I had a VERY interesting and promising start-up project in a Barcelona with one of the best executive positions a girl could ask for and on the other hand I had an entry level job offer with “THE COMPANY” that I have been dying (and trying) to work with for the last 3 years in my precious city of Madrid. It really should have been a no-brainer right? Well, it wasn’t. I was between a rock and a hard place; should I decide on a better job placement or the stability of a great company? In my ideology, there is a thin line between humbling and hindering my career path… I knew I had to make an important decision and someone had to lose. BUT NOT THIS GIRL!
Welcome to the Capital, Baby!
Now for the good news! So lets fast-forward to today, shall we? I am currently loving my return to the Spanish city that never sleeps….MADRID! I started with the IE last week (on my birthday) Yes…I know you are throwing your hands up like “Wait, What?” Well, why NOT my birthday? It’s a date that I will remember, plus I found this a suitable gift worth celebrating.
BUT WAIT there’s more…
Once I arrived to the office I was introduced to my company team, who then surprised me with flowers, treated to empanadas, chips and of course chocolate cake. Yummy! I could soo get used to this. Talk about a great first day, full of surprises! It was such a beautiful gesture especially for an employee who JUST arrived to the company. Thanks IE!