February 21, 2009

Keep Alive

I apologise for not providing any update for almost 6 months. Even the lobbying from pressure groups to keep the blog alive ran out of steam.

I have been working steadily in my first full-time job, playing football on tuesdays and living in Leam. I work in the telecoms industry (no surprise) as a services engineer and the graduate scheme I'm on means I get a lot of varied training. I have been fortunate to meet quite a lot of good people within and outside the company. Leam is comfortable, however after 4 yrs of uni, almost everyone I know have left the town.

You find when working full time, there are a few changes you must look out for:

  • Weeks and months pass quite quickly - There is none of the pain of long terms that existed with school and university.
  • There is no homework - if you have homework, then you need to find a job with no homework!
  • You come home, eat, watch tv, sleep and then do it again - this is a dangerous trap that you can easily fall in to. The trick is to make the most of your free time - which isn't that hard. And another important thing to do is to USE your annual leave.
  • Your blog is never updated

So once you are aware of that you can plan your time well. I have made odd trips every now and then to keep in touch with old uni people. I think I have got a good balance going - except for the blog updates.



- 2 comments by 2 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. Eleanor O'Donnell

    Do people actually need encouragement to use their Annual Leave? Crazy stuff. Holidays are great, why would you want to miss out on them?!

    22 Feb 2009, 01:54

  2. Nathaniel Ho

    Strangely enough sometimes it’s true. Some people just get in the ‘zone’ and time flies by and they realise they’ve got a whole year’s of holiday to use before the annual cut-off. This results in the week just passed where most of the experts on holiday whilst the new starter (myself) is left with all the work!

    22 Feb 2009, 11:15


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