We woke up and got ourselves some croissants and got showered after that.
We did a bit of tidying/cleaning and then Kim needed to head out.
Kim went to meet a friend who was getting a tattoo! Once she got the tattoo, Kim met with her and had a coffee and then walked her home. She had a good couple of hours of chatting with her and that was super nice. A beautiful tattoo, too!
Curtis vacuumed and then played some games and relaxed until Kim got back.
Once Kim got back, she did some more cleaning and had to take a video of the apartment for something and send that off.
Curtis booked tickets for the Leafs game here in Vancouver, depending on if everything is going ok in December! Exciting!
We had leftover Korean chicken for dinner and watched some TV together for the evening.
Right at the start of the day, Curtis had an onboard orientation which went really well and the guy was really nice!
After that, Curtis had some other bits of work to do and then a team meeting.
Curtis finished up some tickets until lunch and then post lunch he had a demo to attend for some software.
After the demo, he did more work and then watched the Leafs game.
The Leafs managed to lose, meaning they’re now out of the playoffs. Incredibly disappointing for Curtis.
Kim had only a few meetings today so she was able to get a lot of admin done. She spent some of the morning getting things ready for two new starters in her team for the next couple of weeks. Then she had a quick team meeting to get ready for the day before helping a few people with some IT stuff.
She finished the morning with more admin and then had a good collaborative work session with her colleague to clean up the department folders and get a little more organized.
In the late afternoon Kim ordered some chairs and contacted a vendor to see if they could support multiple orders to different addresses. She then had a quick hiring forecast meeting.
In the evening Kim spent time organising meetings, documents and contracts.
We had chilli for dinner and watched a bit of TV before Kim had to do a bit more work.
Curtis played some games whilst she did that.
Once Kim was done with work again, we watched a bit more TV and went for a nice night walk.
Curtis is debating if he should stay awake tonight to watch the final GB hockey game, but he’s unure yet as it’s a 2am start!
Curtis had some messages to deal with in the morning and then he had a training session ran by one of his colleagues.
He had a few tickets to get done, one of which took a while but he worked through it with someone on a Zoom call and got it sorted.
There were a few discussions about a couple of different things that Curtis had throughout the day and then the afternoon was dominated with getting some policies up to date and making changes to those.
It was hockey time once again this evening!
Curtis watched the Leafs game, in which the Leafs were able to get through to the 2nd round of the playoffs! The game didn’t start great, with the Leafs being down 3-0, but they got into overtime after getting 3 goals to tie it! The Leafs were so close, but unfortunately they lost in overtime, so there’s another game on Saturday.
Kim’s day was a little less busy today, she still had time to get lots of admin done in the morning. She then went into an interview and had a quick chat after to discuss next steps. She then joined the weekly manager’s meeting to give and update and see where she can be supporting other teams.
She spent the last bit of the morning packaging up laptops to be sent out. After that she joined the weekly recruitment meeting and then she spent some time on some planning and admin.
Kim spent most of the afternoon working collaboratively with her teammate, she took a break to have a chat with a colleague. Then she also managed to order a couple of laptops and start organising the orders for the home office equipment.
In the evening Kim prepared for next week and set up a laptop for the final new starter of next week.
Curtis made Italian style tomato pasta with chicken, mushrooms and red onion for dinner. We ate that and relaxed for the evening, though Kim did get a little work done.
We had a nice late evening walk, too, which was needed.
We were both up at 06:00 this morning. Kim was to do work, but Curtis got up to watch Great Britain’s next game against Denmark.
The game went to overtime and whilst GB lost, it was a terrific game.
Curtis then started work and was meant to have a Norwegian lesson about an hour in, but then realised he hasn’t actually remembered to book it! He’s booked in for next week, but that’s a little annoying. On the plus side, he had some more time to get things done.
He got tickets done throughout the day and also reviewed a policy as part of a project.
Curtis had his weekly team meeting before lunch and then got more tickets completed.
Once he was done with work, Curtis watched the Toronto Maple Leafs edge that little bit closer to the 2nd round of the playoffs with another win!
Kim had a long but super productive day! She started by checking the laptops she sorted over the weekend and getting them sent out. She then did some research and got some other admin done before having a quick check in with a new starter. She then gave her update in th company meeting.
After the big meeting Kim had a call with an exec to have a chat about a hopeful new hire. Then Kim had some time for some collaborative work before giving an update to the finance team.
After lunch Kim joined a recruitment meeting and then continue some collaborative work with her teammate. She had an interview and interview review after that.
For the rest of the day Kim had one long meeting that she kept jumping out of to attend other meetings. The long meeting was to discuss a role and the applicants in the hiring process. She left the meeting to do a review of another interview and then she left again to go over the onboarding plan for two new starters for next week.
We had leftover Mac and cheese for dinner and chilled out for the evening. We were both very tired from waking up early this morning.
We did get out for a walk around 10pm, which was really nice and needed!
Curtis had a company wide meeting again this morning. This time it was more of a question session but it was very interesting.
Curtis got a lot of tickets and admin done in the remainder of the day, but he also had a meeting with someone to help them with setting up and using OneDrive.
Once he got that done, more tickets ensued until the end of the day.
After work, Curtis watched the first playoff game for the Leafs. Unfortunately, one of the players suffered a pretty nasty injury which was not great to watch. The Leafs ended up losing the game, too.
Kim had so much time not in meetings today! She had such a productive morning doing admin, research and updating job descriptions. She then joined a meeting with other department leaders to set up the structure for the new recurring meeting. She then had a quick hiring meeting.
To start the afternoon Kim joined the wellness break it was a follow on from last week where people are updating a world map with pins of where they grew up with photos and stories. It was so much fun.
She left the wellness break to go and pick up some equipment from a teammate. When she got home Kim worked on updating another job description and she started setting up a laptop to send out to a new starter.
She finished the day with a 1-1 with her teammate, that went over by nearly 45 minutes! She then had a really a nice chat with a good friend. After, she quickly finished setting up the laptop.
For dinner, we had curry that we had in the freezer and then we went out for a walk to both clear our heads after the day of work.
We got back home and relaxed, watched some TV and just decompressing.
Most of Curtis’ day was full from the Microsoft workshop again, which had its final day today.
Curtis learned a lot again today, but also had many questions which he was able to get answered easily.
Curtis also managed to get something else for a project completed. He needed to figure out how to write a script and was able to find enough things on Google to get one working, which felt really cool and he felt that he achieved.
The workshop ended quicker than expected, which meant Curtis was able to join the office based meeting which was a few updates and a few other bits of information.
Curtis then watched hockey, the final Leafs game of the regular season!
Kim had a few quick meetings to start her day and then had another smaller meeting about recruitment with a department leader. She then decided to join a Dev team meeting where people show what they have been working on. It was so cool to see new and exciting things!
She then joined a two hour meeting with department leaders and the executive team. Then she joined a chat to discuss different software options to make a system easier.
Kim then joined an interview and had a quick chat after to discuss next steps before having an end of week chat with her teammate to go over a couple of quick updates. After that Kim showed a colleague how to set a couple of things up on their Wiki pages and drive.
For the rest of the afternoon Kim worked with a couple of people to iron out a communication and survey for a team to complete. It was great to sit down and get it done with the help of two people who understand what we are trying to achieve a little more.
To finish the day Kim hosted an impromptu games night! It was so much fun and everyone had a great time. Once most people left a few stayed back and had a mini, accidental meeting. It was really nice to get some things sorted!
We ordered Korean chicken from our favourite Korean place and watched some TV and did absolutely nothing over the evening.
As of writing this, we are still waiting for our emails to get our first vaccination, but we are being patient and know we’ll get it at some point!
Curtis finally managed to get the project from yesterday sorted! It took most of the day, but he did eventually get it sorted, which he was pleased about. He learned a lot, too.
Curtis had a couple of team meetings throughout the day, too, which were not particularly interesting but needed.
After lunch, and after Curtis had finished the project, he did some training he needed to do to get ready for his two long days ahead! He has 7 hours of straight meetings tomorrow and Friday with Microsoft. These are workshops and should be good, but it’ll be a busy one!
Curtis watched hockey after work whilst Kim had a couple of work meetings.
Kim had a long but interesting day! She started off by having to pop out and do a pick up / drop off of something, it was lovely to go for a bit of a drive.
Once she got home Kim got a little admin done before hosting a team meeting and then having a quick chat with a teammate to catch up on meetings she missed.
After the social call and lunch Kim had a quick HR meeting with a couple of the executive team members before having a chat with a teammate about projects going on.
Kim then joined an interview and the post interview chat which turned into planning time and getting a few other things organised, it was great!
In the evening Kim has a mix of short quick meetings, longer impromptu meetings and a little mentoring session before she reviewed and updated a job description with the hiring manager.
We had leftover delicious risotto with some nice bread for dinner and wtshcrd a bit of TV.
Curtis needs to be up a little earlier tomorrow, so it was a fairly routine early night, just eating, watching TV and doing a bit of cleaning around the apartment.