Like all seemingly extroverted people, I’m actually very shy.
I make a point of keeping all doors closed, with one important exception: the office door, which is always open to respond quickly to anyone on the other side who asks me for a contract number or a construction site code, which I know by heart.
I’ve worked for Tecnomont since 2006. I remember my job interview: the company was based in Carvico then, I couldn’t find the entrance to the offices, I went into the workshop to ask for directions, I start talking to a man leaning on a workbench, standing in front of him, he was the owner.
When it closed in 2009/10, my world collapsed, I stayed home for two months, then one day the phone rings, I recognize the number, it’s Paolo, he gives me an appointment in Milan.
In a technical office on the seventh floor of a building in Corso Venezia, he tells me “if you want, from Monday we’ll start again here,” and I’m in seventh heaven.