Today, was my first day at my new job. After a couple of false starts, I’m finally moving into a different environment. As first days go, I would say that this was a particularly interest one.
I find my co-workers very fun people to hang out with. We are a fairly small team but there seems to be a good mix of all kinds of people from all sorts of experiences, backgrounds and tastes. I think that things will probably be fine on this front.
To me, the most important thing is to be able to get along with the people whom you are working with. In small organisations, I have always been able to do everything myself. If I needed something done, I just did it. I’m presently working for a fairly large organisation and the challenge in any large organisation is to get other people to do it. That is why, inter-personal communication skills are important.
So, my first day was not very eventful. I have not gotten my computer set up yet, but I did managed to choose my cubicle. Since I do not yet have my login and machine, what I can do is fairly limited. However, I spent much of today talking to people, to try to get up to speed on the project. My role seems to require me to work across a few teams. So, that is why I am trying to catch up with as much as possible.
I think that I have a general grasp of the first bit of work that I need to do. I spent most of the morning trying to figure out the data flow of the design. As a microprocessor guy, that is where I start from – the brains of the system. My plan is to then branch out from there. Everything has to go through the microprocessor anyway. So, that’s as good a place to start, as any.
Honestly, I do hope that I will get to contribute something to the team and help them solve their problems.