Lots of people have been asking me what exactly I’m doing in the new job. Well – in the absence of either a job description or, thus far, a contract (hmm) – it’s a bit difficult to say. Officially I am running a tv show website – which I am slowly getting to grips with. However in the last 2 weeks, in the name of work, I have also…
- Spent an entire morning in the studio pretending to be Jane Asher (don’t ask)
- Given up my shoes for three hours so that a presenter could look more fancy (does this mean I can claim them back on expenses?)
- Commissioned and produced a film and been asked to help produce a regular slot (I have never worked in tv before. I can’t stress this enough but it is falling on increasingly deaf ears)
- Traded jaffa cakes in exchange for technical wizardry from… well, just about everybody
- Upset traditional viewers with my (intentional) US spelling
- Drank red wine with the most stressed person I have ever worked with… who told me the team didn’t really get on with the previous web person. Aha. This explains a lot.
- Upset said former web person by getting rid of some VERY old links. She thinks they should remain. I think they are so very a) old and b) obscure that they are a waste of cyberspace. So far I have received one single complaint. Out of 1m viewers. Not bad eh?
- Discovered that everything I want/need to do seems to require a new training course. At this rate I will spend most of my time here in the classroom.
- Left work on time every day. Seriously. This is a complete revelation to me. People here work very hard but they do *not* work late. I actually have a life outside of the office (and it’s crucifying my bank account).
So, that’s me. How’s you?