Friday, 3 August 2007

The big question is: Would I like to live in NY?

A blog with a few casual musings about NY almost seems a bit irrelevant. Most people have spent a lot more time in the city than I have and certainly a lot more time experiencing the place rather than cooped up in the office.

It's probably very bad manners to complain when someone else paid for you flight, but I am going to anyway. BA Business Class is not a patch on Singapore airlines. The service was less attentive, the food wasn't as good, the fabric of my seat had a couple of tears in it and I wasn't quite sure about the concept of facing a complete stranger during the whole flight.

For some reason I was under the impression that the BarCap office in New York was going to be a small satellite office and was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn't. It was also strangely familiar. The desks, PCs, monitors and even the carpets are all the same as in the UK office. They must have got a job lot from somewhere!

Two days into the trip I got the dawning realisation that my job, and by extension me, might be moving to NY sometime over the next 6-12months. I spent the final two days of the trip trying to work out if I liked the place enough to live there. I'm certainly not ruling it out, but I didn't get an overwhelming sense of homeliness either. I think we are just going to have to wait and see..........

Sadly I didn't manage to meet up with any of my old JPM colleagues for one reason or another. A reason to head back there soon..........

As one of the themes of the blog is restaurant reviews I am planning a second exciting post on my experiences of NY food sometime tomorrow when I get back.

1 comment:

  1. Richard is there anything stopping you going to NYC? You can decide once you're there whether you like it or not.

    Life's too short!