(This post was made before Christmas but is going up today due to the site going down)
I’ve been finding it hard to keep up with my social media – and people in general – since starting my job at Capita. I’ve been there since September – still technically on probation due to a systems issue meaning they couldn’t get our performance stats in time to evaluate us at the usual probation end time – and I think if I’m to avoid burning myself out I’m going to have to try and get my non-work life back in order, starting with this blog post, which will hopefully be the first of many.
I’ve missed talking to my friends, both near and far, and while having my PC upgraded recently has certainly helped with that (I have a boot time of under fifteen seconds now! Hurrah!) spending my entire day dealing with people for a living is leaving me quite socially exhausted and in want of alone time when I finally finish, to say nothing of having a series of 12-8pm work days followed by a 9-5 or 8-5 day on my sleeping pattern and ability to actually find leisure time.
My other projects have taken a beating too, with my android dice game project being left to gather dust for months now, and even my random miniprojects being left behind as I struggle to find time and motivation for them.
Despite this though, I am finding my job rewarding, primarily because it is so outside my usual area of comfort that I find flexing this different set of skills to be quite personally rewarding. I don’t know if I’d stick in this role for terribly long given an alternative, but for now at least it’s enough of a different experience that I’m enjoying it, despite the pain in the ass working hours.
To be honest it’d be an actual Good Job if the bus commute wasn’t such a pain.
So, yeah. Expect a few more of these in the future, I don’t know if it’ll be daily or what, but we’ll see.