My little corner is a good place to sit. I like the window view although all I can see is another office block and a crane these days. Also there is a lot of construction work going on and it can get pretty noisy. Overall though, I like my desk and if you look closely at the photo you'll see that I have photos around me to make me feel more at home. I've never been a tidy desk kind of person though and am always surrounded by swathes of paper and Post Its.
It's been a few years since I've been able to say this but I actually enjoy my job. It keeps me busy during the day and I really enjoy the company of my colleagues. We're an all girl team so it's all about girl power...and discussions about what to have for lunch! You all know about the Friday drinks trolley and I'll take a picture next time. This Friday we had drinks in the Boardroom instead of the trolley and I stayed in the office drinking and chatting until 9pm!
Friday lunchtime also saw a team visit trip to KFC! See the picture above and from left to right, meet my manager Jacqui, Brittany who sits on the other side of the partition to me (she, Karly and I form the three Brits) and Tanya who I work with very closely as we both manage the government contract together. KFC is lovingly called "dirty bird" here which I think is a great name for it. I have lots of other fun and loveable colleagues and will introduce you to them over time.
I received a lovely surprise last week. I helped a candidate secure a permanent role and she sent me these gorgeous flowers to say thanks. I have to say my role in this was small and it was really down to her own skills and interview abilities that she secured the role. However I am grateful for this lovely gesture.
We headed into St Kilda to spend the rest of the afternoon before going to the theatre there to see Tim Minchin. We had a late lunch at Greasy Joe's (a Karly recommendation) before spending some time in a small park with a newspaper.
Later on in the afternoon, we headed to Karly and Cam's apartment in St Kilda where they greeted us with warm hospitality, beer and vodka. We had a very pleasant afternoon with the Lord and Lady of Glencoe.
Tim Minchin was extremely entertaining; fantastic pianist, strong voice and very clever and talented. Definitely a good decision to buy tickets.