One Month into My New Career

one month into my new career

I’m one month into my new career

I’m one month into my new career. I switched job after nearly 20 years at the same company. It’s been strange being the new person, and it’s been even stranger having to learn so much. It’s been a good experience so far though. Here are some initial thoughts.

Road to Automation

The new company that I am working for is attempting to scale up its business to the next level. They are currently being run with a lot of tribal knowledge and manual processes. While I can appreciate the organic nature of things, it has been frustrating trying to learn the mechanics of the business. Nothing is written down or formalized, so trying to find information has been a challenge.

My experience with processes and automation at my last company is the reason this employer was interested in me. It is my job, in part, to create some processes around the operation. First, I need to learn the business and how things flow before I can make any recommendations for changes. It is frustrating, but that is going to take time.

Culture

I’m still figuring out the culture of this company. So far, everyone that I’ve interacted with has been friendly and helpful.

If I had one complaint it would be the hours. From what I can tell long hours are the norm. I’d like to see more work life balance. Hopefully this doesn’t become a deal breaker long-term.

Initial Thoughts

I’m one month into my new career. It was a big change for me to leave a company after such a long time, but I am starting to adjust at my new role. There is a lot to learn, and there are a lot of things that need to be changed, but I’m up to the challenge.

There are a few things that I don’t like, but no situation is perfect. I’ve been told to not get frustrated and just give things time. If you’ve switched careers recently, how was your experience? Share below.

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