My First Week Back at Paid Work


My return to professional work as an IT security consultant with the Metropolitan Police Service was an enormous event for me, fraught with concern / anxiety over whether I was still up to it.  Nevertheless, I was delighted to be back doing something I loved and kept a detailed diary record for each of the days during my first week.


I came to realise that it wasn't the work I enjoyed so much, it was the interaction with people and dealing with challenging situations.  The addendum contains ramblings about my feelings at the time.


The time period is Monday 24th July 2017 through Friday 28th July 2017 - two years after my RTC on Friday 31st July 2015.


Day 1 & 2 (Monday / Tuesday): Travelling down to London and my first impressions.


Day 3 (Wednesday) A day starting with anxiety but ending positively.


Day 4 (Thursday) Witnessing problems develop, holding council until better entrenched.


Day 5 (Friday) Knackered, but satisfied.


Addendum General thoughts about my week at work, and life!