What a difference a week makes. After a week of feeling like a fish out of water, this week I actually got to work.
Now, part of that is that I’m getting accustomed to a new environment, a new employer, and new ways of doing things. There has been a learning curve that I’ve had to adjust to. This week I actually felt like I was able to accomplish real things, because I’m getting the hang of knowing how to actually do the things that need to get done. Another big art is that my manager was away this past week. I had to jump in and do things that maybe he would have done the week before. I had no choice but to figure some things out as I went. I think that really helped me this week. Sometimes getting thrown in without much of a net is good for people, and this week it worked.
I really think there is opportunity with this company. There is a lot of room to make a mark and really make things better, and that is what I am going to work towards. After 2 weeks I can already see how I can take my skillset and experience and improve things there, and that excites me. 8 years ago when I started with my previous employer, I really had no idea what I was doing, and didn’t have much to bring to the table. Today, with 8 years of that experience, I really believe I have something to bring to the table that is can make a difference.
Bring on week 3, especially since it is only a 4 day week!