This morning I woke up and decided to go to the office again. Actually, no so much to the office (which is still predominantly empty) as to the cafeteria. I wanted to meet the group of junior engineers I saw there on Monday.
I sat in the cafeteria for a long time. As I was about to give up and go home, the same men came in and sat at a table. After they finished their lunch, they pushed the trays aside, spread a technical blueprint on the table and started discussing it.
I approached them, introduced myself and asked their names. Adam Baker and David Pink were the most vocal.
Adam explained that they work in the Projects team. They have joined Cablinc recently and they don’t have much professional experience. They regularly meet to socialise and discuss current projects, tricky situations, etc. They are happy that the lockdown has ended because they get to have these conversations over lunch. Webcalls are ok but not very convenient to lean over a large blueprint.
I am guessing this is the way they found to deal with the little access they have to the more experienced engineers.
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