I can hardly believe it, but it’s now over a month since I started my new job!
I have got to say that I am *really* enjoying it. The job itself isn’t to different, in many ways, to my old job but the atmosphere and attitudes are completely different. There are a lot of things to adjust to and adapt to – but I’m finding the transition surprisingly easy, and even-more-surprisingly comfortable.
The 2 guys I’ve got working for me are really good and so enthusiastic it’s really encouraging. Both are older than me, but I’m sure they are teenagers trapped in those bodies. There’s a lot of work to do, and we have to make sure things are working as it’s a 24/7 business, but despite any pressures or problems no-one get’s stressed in the department and we all get on with the job whilst keeping a smile on our faces and a laugh at the ready (along with a regular dose of tea or coffee!)
Working out priorities and direction for the department this coming year is proving to be a fun task as there is sooooo much scope and potential. My boss seems a really good bloke, although he’s been off ill for a while, so I’m hoping to share my thoughts and “vision” for the coming year to see where we can go and how we can work things for the future.
The drive each way is really enjoyable. It’s about an hours trip each way but I find that the hour in the morning gives me a good chance to wake up and pick up any thoughts or plans from the day before, whilst the trip home allows me time to wind down so I can be chilled when I get home to the wife and kiddies. Of course, having decent presenters on Radio 1 at both times is really good and helps the miles fly by as well!
Anyway, that’s my update one month in to the new life – and it’s looking good 🙂