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03 December 2013 @ 08:47 pm
Advent calendar post - Day 3  
And the second day of my new job. So far my days have been taken up with induction sessions and training, plus a bit of time this afternoon sitting with another credit manager to get an overview of the systems, so it's still too early to say much about it. But I did learn one thing that made me very happy - most of the credit managers work from home one or two days per week, and there is a possibility that I could, too, once I've passed probation.

Just think how productive I'd be if I could be working instead of travelling an hour into the city and back. I wouldn't mind putting in overtime of an evening if I didn't then face the bus trip home. And if I wasn't feeling very well there would be nothing stopping me from electing to work from home on that particular day. This would be such a win/win for the company and for me.

Today's advent calendar door opens on the cutest youtube clip.

Current Mood: amusedamused
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on December 3rd, 2013 12:29 pm (UTC)

The first few days of any new job are always a bit awkward as you grind your way through the paperwork and learning local practices. Needless to say, I hope you end up really liking it. ♥

I think a lot more companies are beginning to understand how it pays off for them too to allow their workers to have some flex in their schedule. There are always those days where we could probably work from home but aren't really well enough to to get dressed up, travel to work and potentially make someone else sick. And then days where we end up spending half of it in our homes waiting for some delivery or service when we could be working.
miwahni: Cats Yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 4th, 2013 11:15 am (UTC)
That's right - I'd rather keep working while waiting for a plumber etc than take a day out of my annual leave.
entropy_houseentropy_house on December 3rd, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that the job seems to be so much more *human*- the option for working from home at least once in a while sounds wonderful.

And I love the Pony Dance. :^)
miwahni: Cats Yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 4th, 2013 11:16 am (UTC)
The pressures of this job have yet to be felt, that's for sure!
And the ponies are wonderful! :D