How to become a corporate skirt
There’s an advantage to the theory of parents who refuse to give their kids allowances – it forces the child to find ways and means of making that extra money. Shortly after my O-levels in 1995, I started teaching in schools to generate my own income. I was the 2nd woman from my family to join the workforce so it took a while for the initial resistance to slowly give way to reluctant acceptance.
I joined the corporate world in 1997 with Beximco Textiles Division. After a stint of five years in the garments industry and 5 years in the shipping and logistics industry, I am now on my 3+ year stint in the telecom industry. Each industry had its own unique feature and each was fun in its own way. Along the way I like to think that I have grown as a professional person, assimilating lessons taught directly or indirectly by the environments that I have worked in.
This blog is about women in the workplace. It is about the financial lessons that I have learned along the way. The corporate modus operandi and the cultural barrier that raises its ugly head, its about getting along with people from all walks of life and sometimes taking it all in stride with a big healthy dose of humor.