By Shonna Lavery of Eclipse Creative
NASA Predicted July 11: My Eclipse began July 12… The excitement and anticipation leading up to starting my new job and meeting the new team came without disappointment. I was not the first to arrive, as Jenny was there with a warm welcome, equally as excited as I was. She later informed me it is apparently quite normal for her to be first in the office, as she likes to come in at what others consider to be ungodly hours between 6-7AM , or what I like to think of as ‘prime sleeping time’ .
Soon after, the door opened and one by one the Eclipse team started to arrive. Immediately I could tell this is a great group of people. It is early Monday morning and they are all enthusiastic and upbeat; an infectious energy to say the least. Although, I will admit Facebook provided me with a brief yet intimate look into the dynamic of this vibrant team prior to my arrival… To my surprise not one of them had a mustache nor were any of them bobble-head characters like the photo albums had suggested. But what I have discovered by the end of day two is that candy stashes are widely encouraged (but don’t eat too many because it is mandatory for all staff to run the TC10K), TIDE pens are a hot commodity, and if the espresso isn’t hot you just microwave it 😉 . But most importantly, they are a passionate group who truly love what they do and want to share that enthusiasm and knowledge.
For me, the amazing part of agency life is the building of relationships; the ones you have with your coworkers (who ultimately become your extended family), with your agency, and with your clients and suppliers. As we all stood at the front reception sharing a few laughs on Monday it was easy for me to see that this is the start of a great new relationship!
And so the journey begins.
Feel free to share your ‘first day on the job’ experiences via commentary. I’d love to hear about it.