It is now friday of my first week in my new job. I like it!
Main task in such a week is getting to know the company, finding your way in the office, setting up email, browsing the source code, etc.
A big bonus is starting right dead smack at the beginning of the new year and thus with the new year company-wide meeting where the goal for the next year is introduced and some data on the past year is shown. This immediately gave me an overview.
There are two other new colleagues. So the three of us got several introductions throughout the week to the major work areas in Nelen & Schuurmans: just an informal meeting and a bit of introduction on the work area. It did give me a pretty decent idea on what happens here. Fun.
One of the other two new ones sent an email to everyone with a short introduction. Good idea! So I followed up with a short one myself, including a link to this website. Wow, a personal website is an effective introduction. I got quite a few comments from people that browsed it (and the photos). “Hey, you’ve got a recumbent”. “Hey, you like trains”. “Oh no, not another christian :-)”.
What works well: a common lunch. All together at the table (well, two tables). You sit next to a new colleague every day.
All in all: good first week.
My name is Reinout van Rees and I work a lot with Python (programming language) and Django (website framework). I live in The Netherlands and I'm happily married to Annie van Rees-Kooiman.
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