Well the job is definitely going to be challenging. But in a good mental way. I think this may be the first role I’ve had in about 3 years where I’m not coming in with a head full of useful knowledge. I mean I know how to do the job. It’s basically what I’ve been doing the past 3 years, but there’s just so much documentation and legislation to go through. In the private sector, everything this place says has to be recorded and documented, was all in my head. Now though since I’m representing a government body, EVERYTHING I do is documented, stamped, recorded, filed, and placed in Gringotts under the care of those goblins for protection.
I’m sure I can handle that, it’s just a big change in culture to go from a place with absolutely no documentation procedures or processes (except the ones I made up) to a place where pretty everything you do has to be structured in a certain way to give that air of government neutrality (or to put it another way, that the government doesn’t really give two hoots about you personally. It only gives a hoot about how you do things, or how you can show you can do things).
I’m almost the last one in the office, and I don’t want to be too nerdy and ass-kissing on my first day that I’m the last one here (little do they know I’m blogging… muahahahahahaha!), so I’m off!
And yes, I’ve delayed posting this till midnight, that’s why you’re seeing it 6 hours after I’ve written it. 🙂