What I am really enjoying about my new job is the variety. Previously I was in a bit of a finance 'silo', with no scope to change very much.
A CIMA veteran shares his perspective on what the profession holds for those working in industry.
I have now done one week of my new job - and things are going great. I am working with the current person, who retires shortly.
When I first started driving, I remember taking bundles of paperwork to the post office to vainly try and tax my car. I always seemed to be missing something. Now, I have just taxed my car online in about 2 minutes - including the credit card payment.
I start a new job in a couple of weeks, and, in a light hearted fashion, I am thinking about things to change about my style of work - such as
1) being really organised with my email in box from day one
2) writing in a quality notebook - perhaps even with a fountain pen
Whilst I was studying for ATT, I found that they held membership admission ceremonies in the House of Lords - and promised myself that I would go to one once I got through everything.
A month or so ago, I posted an 'Any Answers' comment, because two employment agencies had discussed the same role with me. I am pleased to report that I secured the role, via the second agency, and that the first agency was merely kite flying. That's the good news.
I have realised that my Internet use has become very staid and I need a change. I use Aweb everyday, as one of my main websites, and have no plans to change. I like all the variety, and in particular the parts that have very little do do with my day job.
Earlier this year, I took on two voluntary posts. One as trustee of a small local charity, and another as a school governor. This week, the charity held a strategy day, where we discussed the plan for the next five years.
Now, I know this is not a 'parenting' website - but then again a lot of us are (grand)parents - so here goes.
David Walliams is a complex character. Some of his TV work I cringe at, bits I find funny. You really had to admire the cross channel and Thames swimming though.
Watching the news this week has made me realise that I need to learn to be less compliant, and bolder in my opinions. I currently struggle to hold a firm opinion - let alone vocalise it.