Yesterday I started a temp job that will last for five weeks. It is as administrator to the School of Sport and Recreation at AUT Uni and I replace someone who is on sick leave at the beginning of semester, just as the students arrive. I went in yesterday to ‘learn the ropes’ with a head cold, and in that state of fuzziness, attempted to grasp the elements of the crucial databases and software necessary for the wheels to keep moving.
My notes I brought home are indicative of the complexities I face:
Fortunately, today, I felt much better. I do not need to return until next Monday, but if you see no posts or updates for the next while, it will be because I am buried inside some system somewhere, lost, alone, and without knowing how to get out.
On a lighter note, I found a movie from early days in my previous temp job at the same University. In showing the receptionist how to use the camera, I created this very small and silly film. What makes it exceptionally funny is a review my friend John wrote. He squeezed an awful lot of intensity out of what is essentially a 20 second clip. Hope you enjoy it too. [Click below or here]