It’s time to celebrate!
On Tuesday, 30th September, 2008, I start a new job.
This is really exciting for me as it’s a significant career move, in terms of both career advancement and finances, so naturally I’m pretty happy about it.
I had thought I would be with my employer of the last 12 months somewhat longer — but circumstances conspired to give me reason to hasten my departure, and I landed the new job within days. The way it all fell together was so neat, it had to be right — though I did joke at one point that I thought it would never happen because if it did, it would be too neat!
The new job is an IT Manager role at a private RTO (Registered Training Organisation) which is growing rapidly, and it will be exciting and challenging to set up and manage their IT, web and eLearning strategies, systems and processes.
The company is based in Bunbury so I expect to spend a fair bit of time down there, at least at first. But my own job will be based in East Perth, just one very short block from the river and The Cove — I love that area and will be in heaven after the dull, miles-from-anywhere-nice location of my previous job.
The one downside is that leaving my old job when I did meant I could no longer attend the Web Directions South conference, and the tweets from attendees so far this week have been a tinsy bit painful for me. Ah well.
A brief cochlear implant update
There isn’t a lot to report regarding my cochlear implants. Vists to the audiologist have reduced in frequency though I did have a check-up with the surgeon who — lovely man that he is — was really happy for me that everything was going well. He arranged for me to go back one year post-op and said, “I may not see much of you but believe me, we talk about you a lot in our meetings!”
Life goes on!
congrats again on the job (hopefully bunbury-perth highway hurries up!!) and yay for implants!
Congrats too, well done Mrs. Manager
Well done.. glad to see things are on the up and up, and upper…
.. as for the Cove, well if you ask me (and I know you didn’t) they could have done a lot more with East Perth other than demolish every single house (there wasn’t much there under 100 years old in that area.
They could have turned it into something charming and historic like The Rocks in Sydney, but hey, that’s WA, to hell with history and preservation.
Oh I do like a good whinge :-)
Thanks Simon, Michael and Petey! I just love how everything is falling into place.
Petey — agree about the Cove, as I am sure you can imagine. I’m sure I’ve blasted your ear about the short-sightedness of Perth town planning before. ;) Ah well, I can’t change that now so I’ll enjoy the area for what it is today. :)
Gary Barber says
Congrats, I think…. humm IT manager.. that I wouldn’t have picked. Maybe because I don’t have much love for IT Managers. It’s a thankless job.