Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Being the minority

I'm the minority in the company.

Out of the 17 interns, 2 are women, including me.
Out of the 17 interns, 16 are developers, one is from management, that's me.
Out of the 17 interns, 16 are French, one is foreigner, that's me.

It is actually not fun being the minority. During the internship presentation today, I raised a question, repeated twice, and the manager couldn't understand me due to my accent. Luckily the others told him what I meant. Sad.


  1. Anonymous2:25 AM

    its like that..trying to fit in but you'll do fine

  2. Anonymous3:52 PM

    Don't be discouraged! I am sure you will get better everyday :)

  3. Anonymous12:22 AM

    I am the only asian in the office and sometimes I wish there is a bunch of Malaysian fellows to laugh along the malaysian way!

  4. Anonymous4:45 PM

    Don't be diacouraged. Tell yourself that you must be SPECIAL for them to pick you instead of another French male. Your employer picked you inspite of you not looking like one of them - that must say a lot. So feel PROUD that you are chosen. I meet French people here and sometimes I find it difficult to understand them when they speak English.
    Congrats and Best Wishes for the present and future.