Leaving Logical Australia

When I joined Logical in April last year and met Gill, Jason & Deb I had no idea what I was in for. I thought I was lucky because I had a job that I didn’t have to wear a uniform to and because I finally got to use my degree, but at that point I didn’t realise how lucky I was to be joining such an amazing company with the best team.

Over the past 10 months I’ve learnt more than I did in my 3 years at uni and got to experience so much thanks to Logical.

On the 23rd of April 2018 I joined Logical as a part time marketing executive, I’d never had an office job before so everything was new and I was so nervous I barely spoke but the team welcomed me with open arms and I got to work on our website, create content and run our social media.

On the 27th of August I went full time at Logical and got to say goodbye to making coffee for a living! We we’re doing so well that Deb & Gill needed some help with finding candidates so I got stuck into learning all things, cyber security, SaaS and data, and Deb & Gill very patiently taught me about the world of recruitment.

On the 27th of September I found my very first successful candidate, Magdy! Even though I probably did the worst screening ever and then passed him over to Gill, I was so happy to have been able to contribute something to the team and tick it off the board.

On the 20th of October we competed in Tough Mudder, something I never would have attempted without Logical and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Me and Gill were in the gym everyday training for it and it paid off when we completed it in under 2 hours. The best part was that we got to raise an incredible $500 for Grow, a charity close to our hearts.

On the 7th of December we finally got to see Jason & his band perform. It was such a good night, I just wish I remembered more of it…

On the 11th of December we flew to Thailand for our incentive trip. Everyone that knew me was in disbelief that this was our Christmas do, it is pretty unbelievable so I can’t thank Gill, Rob & Kurt enough for making it possible. The highlights were driving around Phuket on mopeds (even though I had to put my life in Gill’s hungover hands) and a night on Bangla road but the best bit by far was getting to meet and spend time with the UK team – everyone was lovely and I really felt like part of the team.

Today is the 23rd of January, and it is my last day with Logical Australia. We always knew this day was coming because of my visa restrictions, but it doesn’t make it easy! I am so thankful for everyone at Logical and for everything that we have done together over the last 10 months. I’ve learnt so much from Gill, Deb & Jason, and I’m so grateful for everything they’ve done for me.

It’s bitter sweet because I’m now heading off to south east Asia for a few months, then I’ll be back in England and hopefully bringing some of my newly found tech knowledge to Logical UK!! I can’t wait to see what the future holds, and I hope I don’t have to go too long without seeing Gill, Deb & Jason.

Gill – I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve taught me and done for me. I’m so gutted to have to say goodbye because I know I’ll never have another boss like you, not many people are lucky enough to say they are genuinely friends with their manager. I’m going to miss running round the park, discussing amazing food & mostly, working opposite you. Keep going in the gym without me, you can do it!!

Deb – I wonder how much less Jager I would’ve consumed if I never met you? Thank you for passing on all of your knowledge to me, and explaining it all very slowly for me. I’m so glad I got to experience all of these amazing things with you!

Jason – Even though I thought you were a massive weirdo when we first met I’m so glad we got to work together. I’m so excited to LR Talent Management grow this year, and I’m glad I got to be a part of it from the beginning!

If anyone has actually made it to the end of this post, thank you for reading. Goodbye! X

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