So I’ve won a 3 month contract at a State Government organisation. I start today. My role is to capture the processes and procedures of a new Human Resource Management System for employees statewide of this Government Department, which comprises of some 140,000 staff.
I went to bed early last night and then woke up an hour early as well. After the adrenalin rush of the trip to Canberra last week for a job interview (different role) I feel like today is a much smaller ‘hump’ to face. I don’t like starting new jobs and being the ‘newby’ in the office. But there’s nothing I can do about that except navigate it with good grace and humour. I have my lunch packed and ready and have planned my day as follows:
- 6am alarm
- Exercise walk
- Shower and breakfast
- Drive, ferry and bus to work by 9am (today only)
- 9am-5pm work
- Bus, ferry, drive home
- Change, cook & eat tea
- Exercise (strength training)
- Telly time
- Bed by 10pm
OK I have come home, exercised, cooked and eaten tea. I am pretty knackered, but feel good about the day. Turns out another person started today as well and we will be a team, so I wasn’t the only ‘newby’ in the office. I report to a lovely woman who is very likeable. And the job seems good. I will be learning new systems to write with, which is great for my resume, however there’s not much room for creativity.
All in all I am very happy to have this job and very glad to be in an office environment with people contact, challenges and new skills to learn. So I’ll have my head down for the next 3 months at least.
I can’t believe I have do this all again tomorrow already. How do people work full time these days? Comments? Click ‘here’ and vent.