Wednesday 26th June

As tired as I am, I have had the best day at placement especially as this summer is dragging a bit it’s nice to know there’s some excitement in my life and the best bit is to have something to do when I wake up, however I am enjoying the freedom of summer as I have the freedom and time to blog, read, write and build up my portfolio…

On my way to work this morning I seen one of the editors walking to work and we were discussing summer plans and the direction of how my life was going, she was saying to me that she had a degree in photography but is now an editor. I was saying to her how I want to spend this summer making something of myself and then once I graduate have a crazy summer…
I was explaining to her how all the editors I work with even the people I have become friends with really intimidate me as I see them as editors working in an important business who don’t have the time to talk to me about what their doing as they all have a job to do apart from when they are in the kitchen on their breaks…

The editor was saying to me that I need to be more confident when it comes to this and when I got in the CEO asked me to prep some water for a meeting whilst doing so in the kitchen one of the editors asked me how my summer was going and I said to her that I have been blogging, she replied that she is thinking of getting a blog and that I should send my link to her…

Personally it’s such an achievement for someone who is an editor and writes for a living is also going to be viewing my blog. I was thinking about what the editor told me that I need to be more confident as for one of the magazine that she writes for she has to interview the CEO and said if I felt intimidated by them I wouldn’t get my job done and she had a point.

I need to stop feeling a splash of panic when the CEO talks to me and start thinking she may be at the top of a work hierarchy but she too is human and it’s ok if I make a small mistake…

I looked over my list of things left by the receptionist who I’m covering for, todays tasks entailed…
– Counting Competitions
– Giving out the post
– Prep a meeting
– put the dishwasher on and empty the kitchen
– Empty dishwasher once it had finished
-Check through emails and forward any to the relevant editors
– Book meeting rooms for editors
-Frank post and send it off
– Clear away meeting room

I also introduced myself to the consigliere of the building as he’s the ‘go to guy’ for anything that goes wrong such as if the toilet is not flushing correctly etc…  in fact I had to alert him today for that same example I have just given and he said that an engineer will be in tomorrow to fix it… 

My fellow followers today I followed one of my tips ‘Practice Making Coffee’ and got the pleasure of meeting a new employee at the company due to using the GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY of socialising when in the kitchen as I was clearing away tea and coffee that was made for a meeting.

Time to go home see you tomorrow…

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