One week from now I will be returning to work full-time.
Yip, as much as I have loved freelancing (working from home in my PJs) these past few years, it’s time.
The small human has settled nicely into primary school (he starts Grade 2 in January), and my father-in-law (who came to live with us after my mom-in-law passed away) has given us the support structure we lacked before. He will take over all my weekday mommy duties, in return for room and board.
I’m really looking forward to getting back in the saddle (fully clothed), and earning a proper monthly salary again. Being skint all the time sucks balls.
OK, so what does the job entail? It’s a little complicated, so bear with me…
Ford Motor Company has its very own advertising and public relations company called Global Team Blue (GTB), with offices on six continents. GTB (rebranded from Team Detroit in 2016) is a subsidiary of WPP, a huge British multinational advertising and PR company, with its main management office in London.
In South Africa, Meropa Communications is the agency that services the PR division of GTB, and I have been hired as a Senior PR Writer on the Meropa/Ford account. Although employed by Meropa (in Sandton), I will work mainly at GTB (in Bryanston). I will also have a hot desk at Ford SA’s vehicle assembly plant (in Silverton, east of Pretoria). Basically, I will eat, sleep, and breathe the Ford brand.
As you can see, I am going to be a VERY busy little bee, so my Incomer manuscript will be going on the back burner with immediate effect. I need to focus on this truly amazing career opportunity the Universe has bestowed upon me, and give it all I’ve got!