It is 16.10. And in Cologne, everything is running at full speed. Although the majority of the departments have already moved, the real move has only just begun. Especially in the department “IT-Operations”, this is very noticeable: There are many problems, some things don’t work properly and then there was also a move of the CRM (customer management system), which leads to a lot of further work – because the building itself is not yet completely finished. As a trainee, it is currently difficult to help out, because it is simply a lot of contact with external companies that take over the move themselves (and bring all the stuff from the old to the new location) or a lot of technical know-how is required, for what you need specialists. Then you get a ticket or two that something doesn’t work at work, where you then support your colleagues.
I am already working a good time at the new location and have already walked through all floors and departments because of tickets and was able to get a good picture of the new location. Many colleagues were still not quite comfortable with the open plan office, as it can get pretty noisy. Personally, I am somewhat divided: On the one hand, it can get really loud when several people are on the phone at the same time. But on the other hand, it’s really pleasant because everyone can communicate with everyone somehow and there’s simply an open relationship with everyone.