It’s been a interesting month, even if I have been quiet on the blogging front. For that I do apologize. There’s been several reasons, primary one being I’m actually working my butt off. Several people have mentioned how little they see or hear from me on social media these days. Second reason is the research proposal we had to hand in for the #evilMsc. I handed mine in well in advance and it’s been accepted with minor changes. The third reason is #BSidesCapeTown, which happened last weekend. This was a success by any standard considering we had 30 people attending just before the lunch break. Everyone was happy and impressed with the way it was run and asked that we make it happen again.
My first month on the other side of the table has also been interesting. In the few weeks here we’ve met several people who are in the position I was at my previous employer, and want to get things right in their respective organisations. The work itself is interesting, especially some of the high-level conceptual stuff I’m doing at the moment.
The working environment is very different as well. As an example, yesterday I was already in Sandton by 7am, so I grabbed breakfast at a cafe and worked from there until the 10am meeting. At the office was connectivity issues, and hence I BBM’d the boss to ask if I could work from home. Where previously work was stretched out over as many days as possible, this environment changes all that. Here it is on delivery. Once committed to a date, that date needs to be met, whether I work from home, from the office, during the day, or at night. It’s definitely a more mature environment, and one I quite enjoy.
I sat back a week ago and thought about where I was two, even three months ago, and where I am now, and I’m amazed at how much I actually really enjoy my job at the moment. Do I regret leaving Cape Town…no…