Friday, September 16, 2005
Hi ho hi ho, it’s off to work…..
| posted by Simon |
11:05 pm |
That’s the first week in and so far everything is going well.
I met so many people my head was spinning, I’ve have never had a brilliant memory for names so by dinner time my brain was full. I used to work with a bloke who called everyone Roger 'cos he had a crap memory for names…. I can’t see me getting away with that here.
I did a PowerPoint course, I’m pretty much self taught on this, so I thought it may be a good idea… especially as I will need to create some presentations in the near future.
This is when it started to get interesting; I sat in on one of the training courses that I will be delivering when I get accreditation. I wanted to jump in and be up there, but I had to sit at the back and bite my tongue. I’m sure when I eventually get to stand in front of a class I will be shitting myself.
I got my office, complete with a desk and a computer. I have a window to look out of; it has a stunning view of the Cumbrian fells. The building is angled in such a way that my office window never gets the full effect of the sun, there is loads of natural light but none of the intense heat and light that can dazzle and make you too warm. I also started my teaching course; I should get accreditation in a couple of months.
The honeymoon period lasted four days. Today I had meetings, made arrangements, set targets and deadlines, ordered things and generally moved around the office with a purpose. I love it.
I need to think of a name I can use to refer to them, without actually giving away who I work for. I know some other bloggers do this but they seem mostly to be negative. I need a positive one, one that suggests that it’s an ideal company……
Willy Wonka’s pie shop.