My final day was, as anticipated, a damp squib. I dropped off car, badge, laptop and phone SIM at Head Office, and then walked to the station for the train home. It was like being born again; no car, phone, job or anything else to do that day, going via the local suburb which is one of those "there but for the grace of god go I" type of grim places.
From this point, it is onward and upward.
Monday, I will start to plug in to my new organisation, going to Head Office to get all my acoutrements for working life. I cannot wait for it all to start. Had a nice LinkedIn email from an ex Starfleet colleague who now works at NN, telling me that both the organisation and our shared boss are excellent, which is just what I want to hear. He also said "to give him a ping when I get setup", which is nice, as much for the familiarity of the term "ping" as for the kind reaching out to a newbie.
The final few days at Starfleet were really pretty good. Relaxed (for which you can read "did not do a lot") and full of lots of nice words from various friends and colleagues. A bit like at funerals, you only really get to hear (obviously not personally in the case of the funeral, but others get to hear your amazing life) what everyone thinks after it is all over.
This weekend there is not much to be done. Today, Saturday, is the usual sport-fest for the junior male members of the Scobi clan. Tonight it is a quiet night in, a beer (for the older male member of the Scobi clan) - now that Dry January is over - and a film chosen by the Maggots.
I will update you next week with my first week at NN. Until then, have a great weekend.