Forward looking company willing to take risks with new technology; financially conservative
Pros: constant learning curve; working with very talented users; solving problems.
Cons: 24-7 workweek; little reward or recognition for going extra mile; team of one
Week two: 4 a.m. double-check luggage – more... and computer equipment. Take shuttle to airport, check in, go through security, wait to board. On board, settle back for flight while reviewing training materials. Deboard, Get transportation, and find way to hotel. Check in. Next morning, find way to client facility, introduce myself, prepare training room. Get to know students (what are their concerns? what can make their day-to-day life better? how can automation help them?). Six hours a day training employees who still need to meet newspaper deadlines while learning new techniques and language for automation. Listen to their concerns. What do they say privately about the system? What can I do to help them? Socialize with students to get to know them and the company they work for better. Late into the night: Make notes and refine curriculum to meet their needs better based on what I learned from them that day. Perhaps write a script to demonstrate how workflow could be improved, or problems could be solved. Repeat for rest of the week. Pack up and get to airport for return flight. On board, fill out reports, review student evaluation. Take late-night shuttle back home. Weekend: Dive into the books and work on computer to improve my knowledge base; explore new program capabilities, languages, techniques; further explore solving problems for client. – less