Today, the unit where I have worked for two years began a new phase. We have changed our name and working methods, and in the process have lost about a third of our workforce and increased our workload about tenfold!!!
I am sure eventually the change will be a good thing, but am very aprehensive about the next few months and the stress and workload it will involve. (Part of the row with BM last week!!)
It is also the reason for being on a training course this week as all staff have been told to go on it before we go live - which was today!
As I travelled home on the tube from Hendon I thought about the last time I had
a big change in my current career. It was when took off my uniform for the last time and went to the unit I am on. It was a really big deal for me at the time, co's I loved my time in uniform but joined the 'Job' to do what I do now. Big Monkey was his usual thoughtful, wonderful
self and helped me celebrate the end of that era with choccies and a cheesecake! I remember being a bit scared about the future but excited at the same time.
This time however I have to say I am filled with concern and trepidation.
So what did I do?
Went and got all my hair chopped in a funky new style, that's what!!
Just hope I can make it look this good in the morning!