On 9 Jan I started a new job. I am now a Systems Installation Special (SIS) at Lanier Australia. Basically what I do is set-up photocopiers at the customer's offices and install printer drivers and the like on their computers. Eventually I will be getting more involved in the "solutions" area. Which is basically document management software and the like.
On the 19th & 20th of January I went to the head office in Melbourne for a induction seminar. It was a intro to the company and policies, etc. I also got a chance to meet some of the tech support guys and learn a bit more about the Lanier copiers (which are rebranded Ricoh copiers).
|Company Car - A Ford Mondeo Wagon|
When I got back to work on Monday, my new company car had arrived. It is a Ford Mondeo Wagon diesel. It was brand new with only 108km on it. Although it is a mid-sized car, it seems pretty huge after driving the Toyota Echo for the last two years. It seems to be a thing here that technicians get company cars rather than driving their own and getting paid mileage. And I am okay with a company car :-)The first few weeks I tagged along with Brad, who is the other SIS. The last two weeks I have been doing installs and calls by myself. It is nice to be a copier tech again. Installations were always a fun part of the job, almost everybody is happy to get a new copier (or multi-function device as they are now called). I did always like the IT bit as well.
Last Friday we all went out for drinks and muchies at 3:00. Our office had surpassed our quota for January and got a treat.
So far I am enjoying my time at Lanier.