Travel… Induction…New Starter… Parking… Traffic… Meetings…
All of the above are a-c-t-u-a-l words that I have used in my first week at SteadyGo. I have in fact travelled to work, been in traffic, parked AND travelled home again. I have attended new starter inductions, meetings, and been introduced to and met clients in Leeds and London.
For a first week it has definitely been a busy one, playing catch up is always inevitable when you’re a newbie. I’ve been making sure to listen more than I speak which for me is a MASSIVE challenge. I’m still not completely on top of getting the perfect brew but I’ll keep making substandard ones until I’m told to stop, or I somehow get the measurements correct.
Rather than write down a diary-esque retelling of my first week I thought it would be easier to list the things I’ve learned, who doesn’t like a listicle… right??
- Where to park so I don’t get told off for parking in the visitor’s spaces.
- A short cut through the building so I don’t have to walk extra steps to get to my car or the shops or be healthy.
- There is a shouty man in the post office but if you tell him what you want he leaves you alone.
- There are some great value lunches/pastries around Farsley that taste good too.
- There are many different speed limits and cameras on to way to and from Farsley, give yourself far too much time to get anywhere.
- I’m allowed to bring my dog to work.
- It may be a long way to Tipperary but spending 6 hours getting trains (that’s right – plural) from Kent to Leeds is worse.
- MAC and it’s OS just don’t want me to succeed in life and constantly delete skype which is a lifeline at SteadyGo.
- On that note, Skype has many more features than I realised and when my MAC actually functions correctly they are very convenient.
- The office is Baltic while outside is deceptively warm, except when it’s raining, well I haven’t figured it out, more an observation really but you know, weather…
- I have a window seat #coolkid.
- There is a pool table.
- Contrary to my University days, I am NOT as good as I thought I was.
- One director who shall remain nameless will ambush you with Tootsie rolls/pops/artificially sweetened American made food stuffs.
- You can choose which music you want to play during the day – choose carefully, much like the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow, the choice is subjective.
- I’m allowed bring my dog to work, deserves to be mentioned twice I think.
- There are some great campaigns I can’t wait to support in being brought to life, watch this space.
- The lads are all sound and helpful in their own special way.
- Second last is always tough to think of, so this is what I’ve written instead.
- I’m looking forward to what I’ll achieve alongside the team in the future.