Monday, 30 November 2009
Started the new job at the Argo plant today. It was quite a relief to find a bunch of normal people there. Spent most of the day reading up on Argos and HR policies. I was pleasantly surprised to have an orientation with a competent HR person. I was beginning to think such a creature only existed in fairy tales. The rest of the place seems an odd mix of old and new technologies. Still a lot of paper shuffling but a solid intranet information base and the best MRP implementation I've seen yet. There was one horrible moment when my new boss showed me my new desk and there wasn't a phone on it. I flashed back to my nightmare at Fanotech where a phone was also missing when I started and would never appear. Happily the missing phone at Argo was due to a miscommunication with IT and not due to any fanatical obsession to control communication in and out of the plant. So, it's looking good and I hope to dig in sooner than later. A relief all around.