My last day was last Wednesday with my old company. It was interesting being there telling everybody essentially the same thing.
Yeah, I’m heading out. Going to an architectural design and infrastructure control software company that is only 30 minutes from home blah blah yadda yadda this that and the other thing…….
I got to the point, where I was just staring at a white screen of an empty inbox, that I was thinking what the hell was I still there for? It was that point where I shutdown, handed my laptop to the dude next to me and turned in my mobile phone. It was a crappy iPhone, so I didn’t have an issue getting rid of it.
Last Monday I started to feel the beginnings of a stupid cold. My luck of course, I would get a stupid cold before my first day with a new company. You only get once chance for a first impression, so I did my best to make it seem like I wasn’t sick and washed my hands so much they were pruned all day long. I’m like a little child when I’m sick and no one in my family likes to be around me when I’m sick.
Now that its been almost a week, I’m feeling much better. It’s a good thing too because there is a huge security audit next week that I’m pretty much running. Nothing like being thrown to the wolves, wearing a meat suit, dipped in gravy and tied to a tree outside the wolves den. My new manager said “information security is the same everywhere, don’t need to know the systems to protect the data.” Uh, OK, apparently that’s how its going to be.
Anyway, I’m now almost a week into the new job and I’m really liking the challenge of learning totally new systems while at the same time owning something that I have no clue how to own. I’m holding my own despite the challenge. I’m finding it hard to find the time to get online and write, however I think that will subside once the audit is complete next week.