Most people these days seem to hop from job to job, swapping one ergonomic chair for another ergonomic chair with relative ease. They meet their new colleagues, commenting along the way to an Emma that there was also an Emma at their last workplace, and the one before that, and maybe even the one before that. It’s an easy process, and there are no drawbacks as long as they remember where the kettle is kept.
For me, it’s a little different. I’d been freelancing for around ten years until I very happily signed on to Rose Media Group. I’d been working from home all that time, I knew where the kettle was, I could look out of the window and daydream if I wanted, I could take the dog for a walk whenever the mood took me, there was no-one to talk to (apart from the dog) and there was definitely nobody called Emma.
So how does a person adapt to their new surroundings, their new regimen and their new colleagues? Well, that depends on the people, of course, and herein lies the secret to a successful transition. Everyone at Rose Media Group has been wonderful so far, and that makes it easy for a newbie to find his or her feet. It took me only a matter of moments to realise that Rosy Towers is a very happy place.
Think pink….think VERY pink!
Having said all that, Rosy Towers is also a very pink place. So much so, in fact, that I get the feeling it might one day cure my colour-blindness. On my first day, my desk was festooned with a number of lovely little gifts, many of which were as pink as a flamingo eating candy floss in a pink suit. If I’d worn a pink shirt that day, nobody would have been able to pick me out against the backdrop.
As for the work itself, I found it relatively easy to start producing content for RMG, mainly because I’ve been doing that for many other companies over the years. It’s a little more complicated to get into the required mindset for specific clients, however, but that’s all part of the learning process. I’ve never lost sight of the fact that anyone can quickly throw a thousand words onto a page, but that doesn’t make you a writer.
After just a couple of months here, I already know I’m going to enjoy it. There are several reasons for this:
- I get to work on subjects that interest me, such as sustainability, construction, motoring and lifestyle.
- I know where the kettle is.
- My colleagues are extremely nice.
- The company has a solid foundation, an excellent reputation and plenty of high profile clients.
- Burgess Hill is a pleasant place to be.
- They buy me doughnuts.
So what’s not to like? The only thing missing is an Emma.