We have the 15.10. And finally, after many stories and pictures of the new location, I stand directly in front of its entrance door. A colleague, who discovered me by chance on the way to the building, gives me the first important information, such as follow the arrows, then you find your new seat.
The department is not difficult to find. On the way there I noticed that a lot of things are unfortunately not finished yet. But what is finished impresses in the first moment: Larger, bright, clean and above all empty rooms (at least in the morning shortly after 7am). Colleagues who arrived a little earlier at the new location first showed me the “most important thing for survival”, an already working coffee machine! Strengthened with a cup of tea in my hand, the usual work already starts.
With time, the open-plan office fills up. Now it gets a little louder despite sound-absorbing measures. But now you also get to know some colleagues who you didn’t really see at the old location. Shortly after 11 o’clock there is a small guided tour through the house. During this tour I realize once again how big and partly empty everything seems. But also, what isn’t finished yet.
For lunch I tested the new canteen with colleagues. Result: For a canteen the food is really not bad.
The rest of the day went off as usual, even if everything around you still seems unusual.
After the day I have to say that the stories are true, there is still a bigger construction site here. But at the workplaces of my colleagues and me, everything is finished as far as possible and if you know where everything is (drinks, toilet, etc.) and how everything works (lights, shutters, etc.) then working here is really fun. I and probably also my colleagues are curious how everything will be here. Especially the department here is very eager to see the adjacent kitchen finished 😉