Category: Work

Into Month Three

I’d meant to post this a few days ago but got sidetracked. I am now into my third month in my new job and I am starting to settle in, with the results starting to show this too. I had a review today, which went well and gives me renewed confidence. Some nice orders have… Read more

Believing

As I approach the two-month mark at my new career (wow, that’s gone by quick!) I find myself benefiting from a better understanding of who I am and what I can do. It’s natural to approach any new job with a little apprehension, so what I am doing is reminding myself, every day, that I… Read more

Month 2

Today marked the start of my second month with my new employer, though already I feel like I’ve been there longer. The opening month has been incredibly busy, albeit it wasn’t until comparatively late that I started booking orders. I’ve had trips to Cambridge, Enfield (London) and Doncaster (four days in Doncaster in fact), plus… Read more

The Deep Breath before the Plunge

So far, my new job has seen me bounce from place to place and take part in a couple of gruelling early starts. I have been to Cambridge, Doncaster and Enfield in London. I’ve been out on the delivery lorries and out with the service team. Twice now (including today) I’ve been involved in what’s… Read more

The New Horizon

I am three days into my new career, having moved on from bathrooms and on to sofas. My first few days have seen me end up feeling sore all over, what with already helping with moving sofas around, whilst today I was on a delivery lorry, discovering first hand the consequences of problems created by… Read more

Farewell

With the end of work today comes farewell to this job. It seems appropriate to share a few words of wisdom from the Doctor: ‘We all change, when you think about it, we’re all different people; all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you’ve gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all… Read more

The Retail Rules

Rule 1 – control your bloody kids! Earlier today a couple came in with their two young daughters. From the instant their kids entered the shop they decided the place was a playground. It’s not. It would have been nice if the parents could have actually done more than meekly tell their kids to stop,… Read more

Plans

What’s coming up? Well, in a personal sense, there is some moving and shaking soon – I am about to enter my final week with my current employer, before moving on to new pastures. This is obviously quite a big deal, with short-term and long-term repercussions and not a step taken lightly, but after deliberating… Read more