Saturday, April 08, 2006

What do we do?

In the comments to my previous post, Ginnie asked us a few question about what we both did in life. I guess some of you have been asking youselves that question too, expecially after my last post. I generally don't want to take business into my blog, but maybe I can give you an idea of what we both do professionnaly without giving too much detailed information.

Both OrangeX and I are in the rehab business and have been directly and/or indirectly for the past 16 resp. 8 years. Orange graduated from one of the best physiotherapy schools in Holland (with hohors, I must add) in 1989, but worked as a PT only for a year or so. As for me, I studied telecommunication in Switzerland. That's +/- 20 years ago! As I don't want to bore you with all the details, I'll just "fast forward" to today.

This is going to be interesting to explain. Ahem. Ok. We've both been with "the goup" for the past 10 (O-X) resp. 8 (me, a.k.a. CS) years. He is responsible for the Sales and Marketing in Switzerland of all rehab products manufactured by the "group" (a huge range that includes our little range of "my" products). I am responsible for European Marketing Services for "my products" (super hot & high end!).

So you got it, now. We work for the same mother company/group, OrangeX sells and markets all products (including my high-end stuff) in Switzerland and I give him - and our other sales units throughout Europe - the necessary material to work with and support them with tools to promote "my" products" (and sell it, of course).

So there you go. That is us. Hope I wasn't too confusing.

11 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

not too confusing at all... but then again, I sort of knew this stuff already. ;-)

xmichra said...

you were totally confussing.. but that's 100% fine by me!! *winks*

CanadianSwiss said...

I had even thought of making it very complicated, but I decided against it ;-)

Mr. Fabulous said...

It sounds really cool. Lucky.

CanadianSwiss said...

Mr. Fab. It is because we work together, so to say, but no one is really the boss. Quite unusual for a couple, I think.

Sal DeTraglia said...

Hey guys:

Can you, like...get me a discount on a Thighmaster?

Sal

CanadianSwiss said...

Sal- I'm not sure the Thigh Master is a rehabilitation product. Hehe. How about a rollator, a bath lifter, a wheelchair? Mmmmm. Maybe not ;-)

Rob7534 said...

Sounds very Conspiracy Theory-esq CanadianSwiss! I bet the two of are you secret agents! And the blog is a ruse, to divert attention from your real jobs! =)

CanadianSwiss said...

Psst. Rob- we are, but don't tell anyone, okay? ;-)

Ginnie said...

They say as long as you're in separate departments, you're okay working in the same company :) I think it's cool and not at all confusing. You did good, CS! Thanks for the explanation :)

CanadianSwiss said...

You're welcome Ginnie. I'm really glad we could work it out that way. Best thing is, he always has to get his local marketing communication stuff approved by moi :-) On the other hand, I have to treat him well (I do!) because he's basically also a customer of mine. Anyway, whatever way you look at it, we both get our saying.