Monthly Archives: June 2008

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New starts

I’ve been in my new job for two weeks now and I think I will be able to do this job without feeling that it is pointless or that I am not good at it. I also think that the people I am now working for are thoroughly deccent, and yes I know that is an old fashioned phrase but it seems very apt for them. I also have my evenings back which is nice. However, knowing nothing about how charities work I am already feeling that things could be done a lot better! Grants are awarded in a long winded process that requires about ten people to read through every bit of roughly 90 applications four times a year and then spend four hours discussing them. No-one in the office knows how to use mail merge (I don’t yet either, but will learn about it soon) so contacting the 90 projects about their applications is laborious. Most importantly, no-one has any idea at all about the impact of the money distributed by this charity! They do know they have to do something about this but it’ll be another 18 months before they’ve agreed how to do it. I am going to have to be careful not to go in with all guns blazing trying to modernise things cos I’ve a funny feeling that would just annoy people!!