After feeling like I needed a change of pace, a recommendation from a close friend sold Arbtech for me.
Seeing the work culture from afar on LinkedIn and hearing about it through Charlie made me really question why I hadn’t tried to join already.
It made me think ‘what is my current job doing for me in comparison to Arbtech?’, and looking at what Arbtech do for their staff, it wasn’t even close.
It seemed too good to be true, so I had to give it a shot!
Everyone has been incredibly welcoming since joining and throughout the interview process. I’ve always felt as if I could just be myself without worry. I think it’s going to be a real culture shock compared to my last job, but I am very much looking forward to it.
I think having autonomy over my own week is going to be a great improvement for my work-life balance too.
Also, an added bonus that I will have to get used to – no timesheets!
I like to try and split my time as efficiently as possible, as there is a lot that I like to do.
I spend most of my free time playing whatever new games are out on my PC, attempting to play the guitar (I’d like to think I am improving), and spending time with my absolute nutcase of a dog – Biggie, a one-year-old red fox Labrador with a full-grown body but the mind of a puppy. In addition, I try to fit going to the gym around all of that.
Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone.
To improve in life, you need to be tested, try new experiences, and take on new challenges.
This is something that I have really been focusing on in the last few years, and it has been improving my life inside and outside of work tremendously.
I haven’t been on one yet, but I must say, I am incredibly jealous of those who got to go on the Austria trip, as I have always wanted to try skiing/snowboarding.
I am excited to see what future socials Arbtech has in store.
Top of my list has always been Tokyo, but anywhere in Japan during Hanami would be insane. Gathering under the blooming cherry blossoms for some nice food, drinks and music sounds like a real vibe.
It’s been a while since I have travelled anywhere, but I am off to Faro in Portugal at the end of May!
I try not to plan too far ahead, as I feel that things in life can change quickly and unexpectedly.
What I can say is that I’d like to be an improved version of myself in all aspects of life.
Inside of work, I have always said that I’d love to own my own business and work for myself. Whether that ever happens or not is a different question.
Outside of work, I’d like to be able to play the guitar well enough that others might actually enjoy hearing it!
I would also like to take another step out of my comfort zone and pick up some sort of martial arts/combat sports training, even though I am totally unsure of which one that will be.
Shaun joined Arbtech in May 2023.
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