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[Feb. 17th, 2015|10:31 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
So, when I briefly got all livejournally in your faces at the end of last year, many of you were very kind about my mis. 2014 which involved, among other things, not having a job. I repaid this kindness by taking up regular Facebook use, which isn't very good really, is it?

Anyway, just to keep people here updated, I've now got a job! I'm working in the city for one of the clients of my previous employer, and I started yesterday. That was just an induction day in their swanky Mayfair office, so didn't involve any actual work, just a succession of people telling me (and Nick and Gemma and Sophie whose first day it also was) about the company. Today was my first real day, and I did some actual work, and spent some time trying to get my PC _just so_ and went out and bought some lunch in a sandwich shop on Aldgate High Street. (Have you tried walking round Aldgate recently? It's horrific, almost as if they don't want you to get from one end of it to the other. I'm going to go and hunt for lunch in the other direction tomorrow.) The people were all very nice, which is what you expect on your first day really I suppose, but I think they might carry on being nice. Some of them will for sure, because they also worked for my previous employer, and they were nice then. AND it's something of a change for me, because I get to be a C# programmer in my new job, which is going to require a certain amount of bluffinggetting used to, as I've not done a whole lot of that before. I was introduced to something called LINQ today, which is apparently supposed to make code more readable, but in the programs I was looking at it seemed to require the use of triple nested ternary operators. If you don't know what that means, then just be thankful.

Anyway, it's tiring all this work business isn't it? I'm off to bed.

[User Picture]From: slemslempike
2015-02-18 05:47 am (UTC)
Just reading "triple nested ternary opererators" makes me feel anxious. Though it does roll off the tongue quite nicely.

Congrats on the new job! I don't think I've ever been to Aldgate, so cannot offer any opinion about walking around it.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2015-02-18 06:28 pm (UTC)
Hurrah, congratulations!

Let me know if you find any particularly nice cafes/sandwich shops around Aldgate — I know several good pubs around there but few cafes.

It might be a bit too far for a lunchtime, depending on where your office is, but Long Shot Coffee at 127 Leman Street looked very interesting when I was doing restaurant surveys for Loncon last spring. Interesting, unusual sandwiches including some rather inventive vegetarian/vegan options.
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