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First day at new job

Don't know what to make of it yet. The tasks seem pretty straightforward; I've no doubt I'll soon get the hang of it, but I worry I may not find them challenging enough in the long run. I'm one of a team of 8, with another newbie expected to start next month so we'll be 9 in December. My colleagues are pleasant enough, though they do tend to talk about food and various ways of preparing it all day, which made me feel very hungry by the end of the day. There's a team dinner coming up, which one of them is going to cook -- he ran quite an ambitious menu by me, so ambitious I doubt I'll be able to get up from the table after having sampled all the dishes he's thinking of preparing.

I miss hp. Not Jobsworth, nor the grief he gave me, but the ambiance, and the complexity of the problems I had to find solutions for there every day. Most of all, I miss my accounts; I wonder how Gary A. is faring at RBS in the current credit crunch, or how Andrew S. likes his new job at Alcatel. Did Michael B. at Capita ever manage to give up smoking after his doctors had told him he'd be seriously unwell otherwise, or Chris N. at Corus convince his girlfriend to let him watch the footie once in a while?



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Nov. 3rd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
big changes! guess you need to give it a month or 6 to settle in :)
Nov. 4th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
I suppose I should just give it time...and it will be good to have some money to put into the going on tour kitty again soon. I'm hoping that with a new president and the dollar rising against the pound/euro, the boys will find their way back to Europe before too long.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Give it time, you'll get used to your new environment. I still miss some of my old co-workers and the people who came to service our instruments that I got to know quite well over the years.

Occasionally one will show up where I work now (doesn't happen too often, but it does happen). I'm usually so happy to see someone from Perth I have trouble holding back the tears. Weird huh?
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
"Give it time" is what everyone says...and I guess everyone must be right, so I will. Thanks.
Nov. 4th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
*waves at you*

New jobses always take time to get used to. We should meet up soon!
Nov. 4th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
We must! Gi's a ring!
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
I guess it'll take a while to settle.

But it will pay the bills, and if you get too bored in a year or more you can start to job-hunt again with this extra bit on your CV... :~)

Edited at 2008-11-04 12:57 pm (UTC)
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
I've sort of decided to give it 6 months; if by then I'm still not enthused by it, I'll start applying for jobs again -- with, as you say, another work experience entry to grace my cv.
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