It’s 21 minutes into my first day as Office Assistant at Team Cooper. That I’m blogging on a working computer (and actually sitting on a chair while doing so) instantly puts this ahead of a few other offices I’ve worked in – but these aren’t the only reasons I’m already extremely excited to be here.
As much as I’m trying to earnestly and intently focus on my monitor (and appear as diligent as possible on my first day, new shoes and everything), I can’t help but eavesdrop on the Team as they update each other on the status of a myriad of different projects. And they all sound infinitely intriguing.
39 minutes in. I’m back from a quick tour of the building so now I can actually find my way to the office, let alone direct others here. In the more abstract sense, I’ve found my way here from a TV background, moving from production office co-ordination into drama development and also working on my own freelance writing. In particular, I’ve become increasingly fascinated by games of all shapes and sizes and the different ways they find and engage their audience.
This is why I jumped at the opportunity for a role that allowed me to combine my previous work experience with something brand new. So, as much as I hope I’ll be useful to Team Cooper, I’m also here to keep my eyes, ears and brain peeled to learn everything I can.
59 minutes in. I’m off for my induction session shortly. Everyone is being fantastically welcoming for which I’m extremely grateful and I’ve already stuck a post-it note to my monitor to remind me of something for later. For now, I’ve been given the keys to office. I mean that in the literal sense but, now (checks watch) one whole hour in to my first day, I eagerly anticipate what hour 2, day 2, week 2 and beyond are going to unlock.
It’s great to meet you.