Top 10 Reasons You Know you're working at an aid organization headquarters if...
1.You just had a pre-meeting to discuss your strategy planning session for the new initiative to reduce poverty by increasing access to safe water/credit/food/health care through fair and equitable distribution to those with the right to said good or service through engagement with duty bearers in the government and other stakeholders and civil society organizations.
2.You just repeatedly slammed your head into your keyboard after spending the last 20 minutes trying to get your Skype conference call between Port au Prince, West Bank/Gaza, Delhi, Nairobi and New York to work only to fail miserably...
6.You realize that you just used cheers, karibu, Insh'Allah or namaste in casual conversation despite the fact that you are neither English, Kenyan, Arab or Indian.
7.You realize that your favorite and most frequented cafe is located in Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
8.You just finished depressing a volunteer caller from the Red Cross for the 12th time this year who reluctantly agreed that you are not eligiable to donate blood because you just got back from
9.You're pumped with antibiotics more frequently than a cow in a concentrated feeding operation.
10.You tell yourself it's not failure if you turn it into a lessons-learned document.
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