End Of Quarter Drinks

I've recently started a new job, which you may have noticed with the very slow coming job application posts. I have more coming, better late than never eh!

It's been interesting adapting from being on my feet all day to starting work in an office.
There are so many changes I've had to get used to. But I'll get into those more in another post.

This weekend was the companies end of quarter, which means appraisals, meetings and presentations. But what was different from anywhere else I've worked, was going for drinks after!

The other companies I have worked for had always made note of each quarter. We'd get some sort of correspondence and maybe the odd meeting from our operational manager. But we never celebrated it, not to the extent of the company I currently work for.

It was an interesting day, everyone was talking about plans for the night, whether they were going, where they were going, what they were up to. Those who weren't going out suffered the odd bit of banter for dropping out...

Celebrating at the pub was great, Not only was it a good time to catch up with colleagues you don't often see, but it was great to meet new people. They might  only work on a different floor or in the office across the road, but but there was unity between us all (not sure if that's the right word but hey).

What I think made this whole experience stick in my mind is the fact that, all of us worked at the same place doing the same job but I don't think I heard one conversation about work. I certainly didn't have one, even when talking to people across the business I haven't met.
It was almost refreshing.

Anyway, after that, we all went out and I ended up drinking a little too much. If you've been following my Twitter you'll see I alsospent far too much.

I might have spent all of the Saturday in a sloth like state but it was definitely all worth it to get to know my colleagues better and to meet new people within the same business.

Get out to work events, but don't make it about work, make it about the people!

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