I’m on day 3 of my new job but I’m exhausted. Fear not, I’m still enjoying it – the role is great (though far more ‘senior’ than I had thought it would be) and the people / culture / environment are top notch.
I’ve had 16 meetings in 3 days. Seriously. That may make me sound like some jumped up yuppy, so I should explain. They are ‘induction’ meetings with the London office consultants (ranging from consultants my age through to managing directors). This firm works at FTSE100 main board level. Very, very high end stuff. Meeting the people my age is fine, but the divisional directors take more effort. I’ve been in professional services so long (too long if I’m honest) that these people don’t daunt me – and unlike the last place (which I hated) – these are genuinely decent people. So it’s fine.
Also, because my role is brand new, there’s a lot of managing expectations going on. Also, day 3 is incredibly ‘early days’ so I still have a lot to get my head around. Everything is still so new, as are the people. Once the blasted induction meetings are over, things should settle down. I also don’t have a permanent desk yet and have been hot-desking which isn’t my preferred way of doing things. This should change in the not too distant future, too.
I’m going out for dinner with some other new staff (young peole too, i.e. my ages) tomorrow night which should be nice. We then have company drinks on the Friday so that should also be alright. I’m certainly looking forward to the weekend (mainly so I can chill out). Bearing in mind I’ve had 3 weeks off, it was always going to be a shock to the system re-entering the world of work.
Not much other news. Tomorrow is crazy busy so I might order my netbook tonight (it’s due in stock tomorrow with free next day delivery) meaning I should get it on Friday. Ironically, my home desktop is no longer playing up (at least, not for now). That won’t stop me buying the netbook though!