Tomorrow I fly out of Manchester on a thirteen and half hour long journey to the USA. When I arrive my new employers have told me to get the bus to a travel inn that has been booked nearby (that is the limit of the information. Seriously. The name of the hotel and the fact that a bus is the way to get there.)
The following day me and my two compatriots (who I haven't yet met) meet with the boss and get the keys to two cars then drive three hours up two states, get to our two bedroom apartment and finally go and meet the clubs officials and coaches.
The following night the club have booked all three British coaches onto a three day coaching course which is more basic than any of us have done for years. Each one of us a fairly highly qualified coach, trained and assessed by the Football Association of England. Quite why a club pays for three pro coaches then asks that they attend a basic caching course is beyond me. It also raises a few red flags in my mind.
Here's where I'm pretty P.O'd though. Three coaches, two cars. Three coaches, two bedrooms. Three coaches, one hotel room, two beds. None of this has been told to me by my employers or the new club (apart from the car bit). Instead I had to find all this out via last minute phone calls and internet research.
Is it just me being unreasonable? Am I wrong to expect not to have to share a bedroom with a stranger for the next eight months? Am I out of order to expect a better arrival than "get on a bus" and share A BED with a stranger. A bloke at that!
I am so not looking forward to leaving tomorrow. At this rate, the first meeting I'm going to have with my boss is going to be one neither one of us will forget. I could be home by April.