July 4th 2016
Today was my first day at my new job – the first first day at a new job I’ve had since the first day I had at my first job. That was a long winded way of saying that this is my second job, but my first proper job. I had a meeting today and everything. I sat there as they all said things about project progression and business plans and all that fun stuff, and I felt official. I mean, I had no fucking idea what they were saying but I don’t think I was supposed to.
After the meeting, I had a Health and Safety tour where I learnt that if there is a fire then you should try your best to get somewhere where there is not a fire. And then I had a corporate induction wherein I learnt more about the business and it’s past, present and future. We played an ice breaker game where as part of a “Two truths, one lie” type game I revealed that I can solve a Rubik’s cube, and they promised to make me prove it if they ever found one lying around.
After lunch I was set my first task, and so I cracked on with it and got to work. It was my first ever experience of office work (without including a weeks work placement I did at a magazine), so it was all very new to me. I kinda just did my own thing, and ploughed through my task. I have a project progress meeting tomorrow morning to update my manager on my current project’s progress.
I can tell already that I am going to enjoy that dynamic. Where I have the task to go and work on something independently, but then it needs signing off, and for someone to say if it’s any good. I should’ve probably already mentioned that my job role is as a Copywriter. So a reasonable amount of my projects will be wordy/writey type stuff that will hopefully be worded/written a reasonable amount better than this sentence is.
It was a long first day. There is an hour commute either side of a 9-6 work day. I woke up at half six, left at half seven, and got back at just before seven. Then I went for a run until it got dark out and I couldn’t see between the trees.
So, naturally, I’m pretty tired.
Until tomorrow, good night.