Getting up to speed

Getting up to speed at the new company is quite the adventure. Not only do I have to learn about the products, I’m also learning a lot about the underlying technology. Meanwhile, I’m having 30-minute long video calls to introduce myself with up to five people per day. I’m soaking it all up as a sponge, and I’m starting to see patterns emerge. I’ve been able to help a few colleagues too, which is both surprising (so soon!) and rewarding (my hard work is paying off!).
But it’s hard (mental) work. At the end of the day I’m tired and beat. It’s fun to learn new things, but maybe I should be pacing myself a bit more.

2 thoughts on “Getting up to speed

  1. I know what you mean; I recently switched departments at my work, and I’m experiencing a similar thing: so many meetings just to talk to people, and build up some connection. On the one hand, it doesn’t exactly feel like working (I mean, I’m just chatting with people), but on the other hand relationship building is crucial to do an effective job. To me, at least, that’s pretty draining.

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying your new position!

    1. If I had to classify myself on the introvert-extravert scale, I’d say I’m an introvert who loves people. I like talking to people, but I do need some ‘recharging’ afterwards… So I definitely know what you’re talking about!

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