I have completed my first week at my new job! Yep, after more than 12 years contracting at Supervalu and the last 2.5 from New Zealand, I have an actual Kiwi job for an actual Kiwi Company.
It was quite unexpected and came up rather quickly, but I'm now a Senior Consultant at Theta Systems in Auckland. I'll be doing similar work to what I have been doing, but with a lot more potential.
Walking away from SV was a hard thing to do - I was quite comfortable there and it was a good gig. Working from home since moving has been nice, but I was ready for an actual office environment again. I just felt right, I guess, and here we are.
There is so much to learn and do on a high visibility project, but that's part of the fun I guess. It just so happens that my first two weeks on the job, though, are four day weeks because of Good Friday and Easter Monday. So that's nice. Well, it's just nice getting to have NZ public holidays off for a change!
The office is just 1.5km (< 1mile) from home so I can easily walk to work. Nice. And when it rains I can catch a bus a block from home and get dropped off two blocks from work. Very nice. I like that a lot.
So things are very exciting right now, what with Anne's new jobs as well. It's great. And let's just say there is lots of takeaway being had at our house lately. :-)