Almost two months in…

By , September 10, 2009 11:42 am

Almost two months into my new job and I’m absolutely loving it – if I was meant to be in IT (which sometimes I do wonder), then this is where I belong. My main observations are:

  • My team is amazing. Really – full of uber-smart, motivated, helpful guys supported by great management, great interface to the business, and very slick, well-oiled processes.
  • This was a huge sideways move, so the learning curve has been a similar experience to last year when I started triathlons and had to learn to freestyle without drowning. I love learning new things, definitely feel like I am over the hardest part now, and am trying to contribute to the team effort with as close as I can get to the breakneck speed the other guys do.
  • When you really love something, it sucks you in – sometimes too much. Last night I was up until 3am :-?  I need to follow the advice Michael Meeks gave me when I asked him for tips on how to deal with being a full-time home-working geek:

    Sure – get up at the same time every day; and quit work roughly 9 hours later without fail.

    Then you stay sane :-)

  • It’s a more solitary lifestyle than my previous role, so I need to make more effort to get out and socialize in the evenings. Actually this could be a good thing because I used to occasionally use “work is quite social” as an excuse for not going out if I was tired.
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