November 9, 2006
The end of the fourth week on my new job
Tonight I bought bagels and spreads to share with my coworkers tomorrow to mark my fourth week on my new job. I wish I could detail my experiences starting a new job, but it's too much. I do believe everyone goes through similar experiences though and I am taking copius notes. I will probably write about it when I recover from the shock of it all. ;-)
So tomorrow I am celebrating a whole month at my new job! I can hardly believe how fast it seemed. I am starting to feel more comfortable there but at the same time I feel like I'm on the edge of a cliff, in a precarious position. When will I fall? Not while I'm trying to solve problems and learn everything I can about what I'm doing. Troubleshooting is a an activity that takes care of time. It's all part of the process of starting a new job. And continuing in a job. And continuing in a job. To troubleshoot you have to care about finding a solution to the problems.
Posted by carl1236 at November 9, 2006 9:02 PM | Attitude
Congrats on the new job four-week anniversary, plus your commitment to online writing. I posted a message some time back about my eco snow shovelling trick (using bird seed on slippery patches for pedestrian traction) and just letting you know that I am a super occaissional reader.
My bikey accomplice in life (more recently, my fiance!) also finds solace in writing a blog, also super occaissinally. I am struck by how similar many of your respective post and life topics are - the love of bikes, bike building, clippered heads, big picture ideas, playing with soldering irons and the ability to modify designs to suit your needs (sometimes with frustration!).
Check out his blog at http://aredeaf.blogspot.com/ for some likeminded car-free, music and other sentiments. I also left you a link last time to my local bike commuters, which has been updated to www.edmontonbikes.ca
Yes, current cycling conditions in Edmonton are harsher than I have seen during my seven years in Canada, with -30 degree Celsius wind chills and lots of snow at present.
By the way, visited your area in 2002 when the fabulous Pro Walk Pro Bike conference was in St Paul (yes, my day job is bicycles too!). Have been to the bi-annual conferences since, most recently in bike friendly Madison, WI. www.bikewalk.org
Hope you enjoy the links and words.
Posted by: Martina at November 27, 2006 11:30 PM
Thanks Martina! I appreciate your comments. If I ever have free time again, I'll add your links to my sidebar.
Posted by: John at November 28, 2006 5:45 AM