Today is my third day of work. I can already announce an accomplishment: I found my way to work without utilizing the map application of my smartphone. But let’s not get too enthusiastic, I still don’t know how to get to the gym, which is about 600m away from my work place. I DO know how to get to LIDL though, just so you know I have my priorities straight.

Since I already started talking about LIDL, let me just continue with it. First of all, please don’t judge me for going to LIDL, I am not shopping there because I’m familiar with it. It’s simply the closest grocery shop. They sell something really delicious here: Blueberry scramble, it tastes like a blueberry muffin and it is surprisingly really cheap (~30 cent/piece). I was also excited to try the Cadbury Creme Eggs, which I heard about beforehand. But they tasted rather boring. I hoped they would taste like the Milka “Löffel Ei”, back in Germany.


Let’s get to my actual job here in Belfast – being a food critic is just a hobby. Honestly, I was quite intimidated after my first day at work. I felt like they put a lot of responsibility on me, by telling me I am the person in authority for the network move. No one in the company is a network specialist. I am on my own here. A scary thought. But I think my supervisor, Sean, spotted my struggle and told me about the retired network administrator of the company. The company is still in regular contact with him, and he set up a call for us. I also got his e-mail address and I got a lot of questions off my chest. I feel a lot more confident now.

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But what did I actually do these past few days: I visited the new office, reviewed the old office & the current network plans, and I even got a little gift today:


… which I am going to use tomorrow to test the Ethernet sockets in the new office. Besides that, the wish to move the existing servers to the cloud was declared and discussed. A project I shall also work on – but thankfully not on my own.

Autor: Marie Schmeissner

Ich bin ich.