I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.
Today’s tip is to connect with someone from a different generation.
I used to always view a different generation as an older one. Now as I age, with more life behind me than in front, I tend to think about younger generations more.
We did some speed networking recently at work, as a way to connect and meet other people. I ended up with people I know in two of the three sessions, but in the third, I ran into a former intern that was hired back during the pandemic.
It was a neat 10 minute conversation, hearing some of his experiences on how things are different, his experience and impressions of working with his team inside the company.
I enjoyed it, and it brought me back to my first job after college, and how different the experience was, both in life and at work.
I don’t know if he enjoyed it as I did, but I really appreciated the opportunity and perspective. I hope I get to see him again, and also get to do more speed networking.