I got an intro Wednesday to whom I'm going to be supervising - four guys with a wide variety of experience. I also found out my boss is not at all whom I expected - it's the head of engineering! This is because we're organized in line of business channels instead of functional areas. Odd to have someone who doesn't know anything about QA judging my work. Then yesterday I finally got my big 20 minute sit down with the guy who's my boss. He has all sorts of plans for me, such as getting an automation strategy together for the team and taking over as many of his meetings as he can pawn off on me. In my eyes they've got piles of business maturity to still achieve; forget peer review of test plans, they don't even write them!
I'm still trying to get my head wrapped around the big project we have coming up for next month, so I can figure out how many people we need to have working on it and what kind of prep work we need to do. Meanwhile, I'm stuck in some serious mundanities, such as figuring out how the test case tracking software works and what the company standards are for bug writing.
I left work early to bus down to Putney (a straight shot on the 220, very sweet!) and look at a flat, which I liked well enough to put an offer in on. However, the contract the agent sent me to sign last night didn't have the price we'd discussed, so I'm not faxing it back until it looks like I think it should. This would be the schwanky city living pad as opposed to the relaxed garden living flat; a fifth floor Victorian apartment with views of the river and a really great street scene - all nicely blocked out (noise-wise) with double paned windows. I'll post links later if it's still relevant. Moving in date would be mid to early October. It's a long time to keep mooching but I think the pasta e fagiole has got me looking like a pretty ace houseguest so hopefully it won't be a problem for me to stay until then.
Oh yeah. I don't think I said it before but my not-boss told me that they looked for me for seven months, interviewing candidate after candidate. How sweet is that?