Monday, September 8, 2008

Life on Mars

It may as well be. The new job is exciting, stimulating and completely alien to me. Spent a predictable half a day persuading IT to give me access to everything I need to have access to (this battle is ongoing).

First interaction with programme producer: hello. Are you literate?

Z: am I... Literate?

Producer: yes. Literate. Can you spell? Do you know where apostrophes go?

Z: um. Yes.

Producer: well have a look at this then. Have I got it right? It's about to go on air.

I think this is going to be a tough team to crack.

I didn't even have time to speak to my new boss. I have another 24 hours of induction before I am let loose and I'm still terrified. And the emails! I have an email lake. I am swimming in a sea of virtual notes about running orders, interview opportunities, breaking news. Fuck knows what I am supposed to do with them all. With a bit of luck I'll find out shortly.

7 comments:

The Divine Miss M said...

Dude what work are you doing??? Seriously???

Me wants to know :P

fake adult said...

Advice re: email lake: Select all, delete, walk away. Works wonders. But maybe not in your first week :)
x

silverfox said...

New work, when plonked into the middle of it, seems a bit(a lot) on the chaotic side to say the very least, but then you get the hang of it and then you start running the whole show, you know it! Oh yeah and Happy Birthday Zu, sounds like you had a good one, hope your sadness didn't linger for too long into your birthday festivities. xx

Kitty Cat said...

I hate scary, overwhelming, first days. Sure you'll knock 'em dead.

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

file them all in the rubbish bin, that's what i'd do...

Mkononi said...

filter the emails.

have a separate folder for one that you're cc'd on and don't worry about them every minute of the day - likewise for breaking news. Move it into a separate folder and check it every now and again. SHould keep your inbox for the really important ones.

Peas on Toast said...

Ooh dude, congrats on starting - and here's to a speedy orientation of your new venture! I'm sure you'll begin to grasp the ropes once you've settled in - so excited for you! xx