The 62ish day check-in
Wow - time does fly! Two months in and how am I fairing?
Well. Onboarding has certainly been an adroitly managed process, training and billable work have segued into one another rather smoothly.
And that’s been a relief. This is the first fully remote role I’ve taken on and I had some concerns:
How would my training play out?
Would I get on with the team?
What is the etiquette when all interaction with your new work colleagues is through a screen?
(I mean.. are trousers strictly necessary when no one is ever going to see below your torso?)
These fears have been banished. David is a heroically patient mentor and Bria - when she appears in a flash of PowerPoint presentations and marketing wisdom - a deep font of industry knowledge. We talk regularly (I’ve opted to wear trousers for the time being) and I’ve never felt cast adrift.
It is gratifying that a genuine effort is being made to develop my skills and interests at Beyond Science. David seems happy to indulge my childlike enthusiasm for all things data-viz and I’ve already been signed up for more advanced training on infographic design.
And of course, I am busy!
Over this month and a half, I’ve tackled briefs for:
….…you get the idea
So all in all it’s been a pleasantly intense start with Beyond Science.
And that suits me well because I’d always rather be busy than bored.
Samuel Brod, Medical Writer, purveyor of workplace freedom.