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My first three days at Tonic…

March 2, 2012

By Liz W

Monday, 08:45

OK. So far, so good. Despite the obligatory Monday morning haze, I have managed to remember that I have a different route to work now and have made it safely to Victoria station. Now for the tricky part, making my way from the station to the office – not complicated I know, but I am renowned for my poor sense of direction! Luckily, I have a handy ‘cheat’ as I am meeting with a friend at the station, who also happens to work at @toniclc, so I can be sure to arrive on time for my first day…

Monday, 17:30

I know now where everything is, and who everyone is (although more by face than name – a handy floor plan is definitely needed!).   Overall, it has been a great first day; everyone is really friendly and I am really excited about the accounts I am going to be working on.


Day Two – mostly spent getting #uptospeed with the accounts, background reading and completing the necessary administration that comes with starting a new job.


I have been invited to join the @toniclc team for the 2012 Healthcare inter-agency quiz – don’t tell anyone but I am not very good at quizzes! Nonetheless, it is a great opportunity to get to know my new colleagues a bit better in a social setting.

Ahead of the evening, there is much debate over quiz team names – eventually we plump for Chronic Strife Communications and Quiz on your Face.  A clear strategy is devised, our goal is not to win but to come second – we all know second is the best!

Drinks all round, and some rather questionable food later, the quiz is underway. My team, Chronic Strife Communications, is off to a roaring start and we are sure that by the mid-way point we must be in the top three contenders… Shockingly, we are wrong; when the quiz master names the runners and riders we fail to place!

Second half, and it is all to play for… confident with our answers in the picture, music, sounds and history rounds, surely we have to be in with a chance?!

The tension is rising, the quiz master is about to reveal the all-important result, second place… (drum roll please) Chronic Strife Communications!!  A sterling effort by an amazing team comprised of Matthew, Leah, Ben T, AJ, Elle G and me. Sadly, our compatriots, Quiz on Your Face, limped home 4th from bottom (although rumour has it*, if they had only listened to Ben C a bit more they could have been a real contender).

It has been a great evening. I think I am going to like it here…

*according to Ben C