I am about to start the third week of my new job. This is a new start up company and we are building a new data centre in an inner city suburb, so at this stage we have a total of 17 people on board, mainly project managers and network architects. My role, at least initially, is to commence the process towards achieving certification in a number of ISO standards - ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO27001 Information Security Management, ISO 14001 Enviroment Mangement, ISO 20001 ICT Service Mangement, and ISO 30001 Risk Mangement, to name a few. There are a few of those I have a fair bit of experience with and others I'll be learning but that's part of the fun and not really the purpose of this post.
I have just realised that for the first time in my life I am actually the oldest person in my work place and that scares me a bit. Not sure I'm ready to don the mantle of the wise old sage no matter how white my beard is. To paraphrase Spiderman I am aware that with great age comes great responsibility and being a bit of a tosser I feel the weight of responsibility. At least the Dad jokes are still getting laughs.