First two days I was up at Head Office, helping two new starters with their early induction. One was ex Starfleet, and the other ex the "phone place" where Brad used to work.
I am now back to the day job, with a client visit in the offing. For this, I will need to be on my best behaviour and top performance, since I am representing the technical aspects of our unsolicited bid. It will be fun, and all part of the ever-steeper learning curve.
I had a text and an email from two Starfleet colleagues who are likely to be in line for redundancy. Both excellent people, good at their jobs, and I would say an asset to the company, but I fear they both suffer from two fatal flaws:
- they are UK based, never a good thing is this new global marketplace
- they are the "good workers but don't shout about it" variety, and that breed of animal is often overlooked, their good bits not fully visible to the spreadsheet-poring managers looking for heads to cull.
Enough analogies I think.
Normal weekend for us. Football was this morning, we lost something like 13-3 to the team in the year above. Some good points, and some things we can work on, so a good workout, a good test, and only by playing better teams can we really see where we need to improve.
We are at David and Samantha's this evening, which will be nice.
I hope you have a great weekend, speak next week.