You know that feeling when you've had a terrible week
and just about everything that could go wrong has done, but you
walk through your front door at 6pm on a Friday, kick off your
shoes and fall into the sofa with a glass of wine? Well that's what
walking into Octopus felt like at 9.30am on a Monday
Why you ask?
Well, before landing my job at Octopus, I was an intern at just
about every London PR agency. Although I was constantly on an
internship, I was never secure, and up until 3 months ago I wasn't
being paid. So getting a job at Octopus and starting on Monday
meant I could finally relax knowing that I'm here as a full time
member of the Octopus team, and I can now get to work on my PR
So what have I been up to?
Well, my week starts in the Windsor offices, I'm walked around
the office and introduced to a LOT of people; I can safely say that
if I was tested on names, I would fail. Tuesday I'm in the
London offices as I'm split between the two. More names, another
welcome lunch and a trip to a Soho pub to okay things for an event.
I love it already.
Wednesday I was back in Windsor and had my 'buddy' lunch with
another Account Executive. Luckily for me, we had actually interned
together so it was great to catch up as well as find out more about
life at Octopus.
Since then it has been a bit chaotic, I've been busy getting to
grips with clients, projects, and names - oh so many names. I'm
mostly enjoying being part of the team and getting involved with PR
activity. The team I'm working with are great, lots of banter and
never a dry moment. There's lots of talk about cake, chocolate and
Friday's booze o'clock, so it's great to know they've got the
social side locked down.
As for now, I'm just looking forward to getting stuck in with my
clients and enjoying my time as an Account Executive at Octopus