At Whateberger, we go through several stages of training. This is by design to give you a break from your job, but not a break from work. I find myself back in Kellyville, OK for more training. This is a two-week course where you don’t get graded, take tests, or really do anything. I get to learn about new technologies and most importantly: meet people from all over the world/company. They have interesting stories and while we all have the same “job” no two locations are alike.
I met a Russian girl whose name is Lilia…. which is Russian for Laila. We have the same name but in two different languages.
“The Dutch never speak about being gay in dutch” -DutchCoWorker
I met a guy who looked familiar. I assumed I saw him here last year for training. As it turns out, he went to Arizona State University. Let’s call him AFellowSunDevil. This coincidence is extremely rare, as the company is huge and they do not recruit very heavily from the greatest university on the planet….He currently works in North Dakota, where oil and gas activity is blowing up and the infrastructure is not designed to support so many people. “People are now banned from staying in the Wal-Mart parking log, because so many people have been kidnapped and killed.”…. This is true. People can just show up to these towns and get work. However, they do not have a place to live and are forced to stay in parking lots.
“We had one operator who brought camel milk to the shop every day. He was giving it to an European engineer. This guy drank a jug of camel milk every day because he thought it was so good and interesting. After a few weeks, this guy had to go to the hospital and get his stomach pumped.”- Guy in my class. We asked him if he ever drank camel milk. “No, but I’ve had a camelccino”. This is a cappuccino but with camel milk.