Last week went so fast! Between meetings, trying to find a computer that worked, getting to know what I would do under the summer, etc I somehow managed to survive my first week at Scania (hehe).
Since I was too tired after work and I went directly to bed after arriving home (you probably didn’t know but I live in Sundbyberg so it takes a little more than 1 hour to get to the Scania Technical Centre) I was not able to write any posts, so here comes some highlights from last week:
Things work better in the afternoon:
Yep, it seemed like all “errors” would be fixed after 3pm (hahahaha). Do you remember that I did not have a computer? Well, Marcus (one of my colleagues at work) came up with an idea of using an old computer they had put away … it was old, slow, but I could at least have access to some of the files they wanted to me to look through. The next day (also around 3pm), they came up with a way of letting me have access to some of their programmes (I should probably just start working at 3pm and then get a bed at Scania hahaha). Finally, I got an email that my computer will be arriving on the following Thursday, at around 3pm 😀
I do not have to stress myself:
After all meetings last week I was really confused and ended up sad, but I talked with my mentor and he told me to just relax. They didn’t want me to get sad or stressed or frustrated in any way. He also told me that: yes I had a task but that I could take my time on it, if I needed to look something up or just made myself comfortable with their programmes and such I could take a couple of days or the whole week 🙂 . This made realise that in this kind of job, the most important things are the well-being of the worker and that the work he does comes second.
“At the end of the day, remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough.” – Lori Deschene