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Farewell from Beth

This is a strange post to write. So, I have some big news: I’m leaving NixonMcInnes on Friday, to start a new role at Brilliant Noise. I’m feeling quite a mixture of emotions this week – sad to leave, anxious about the unknown, and excited about a change and a new challenge.

I’ve had a wonderful time here. The best thing has been working with really intelligent people – that’s made my working life interesting and enjoyable more than any other factor.

The next best thing has been my actual role – being able to design my role myself is something I’ve done throughout my career, which I hope never changes. That’s allowed me to focus on things that excite me and to evolve my responsibilities in line with what I do best, as I learn.

So in leaving I wanted to reflect on some of the projects I’ve enjoyed working on over the last 2.75 years here at NM.

Finally, working in a company that’s trying pretty hard to do things democratically, and learning how to do that as it goes, has been a unique opportunity. As someone interested in employee rights from a political perspective, being able to help design decision making processes, to implement policies and to feel heard, has been fantastic. That’s left me adamant to never work for a CEO who doesn’t care about their employees, or society, ever again (if I can!). So while NixonMcInnes actively tries to operate democratically, and often succeeds, I’m happy to move on to a new company where I’m still confident I’ll be heard, respected and valued. They do have a lot to live up to!

So what does the long term future hold for me? In my interview for my new role, I was asked the standard question, “where do you want to be in five years”. Most of the ‘professional’ jobs I’ve done didn’t really exist five years before I did them. So, my answer was, “I don’t think that role exists yet”.

Beth Day

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4 Comments

  1. Belinda

    Good luck Beth. We’ll miss you

    Posted 26th September 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink
  2. will mcinnes

    Beth, you are and will always be a motherfucking legend. You have been a huge part of NM in the past few years. And I have learnt lots from you personally. Thank you so much.

    Posted 26th September 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink
  3. Bruce W

    Very sad to see you go Beth and good luck indeed! Thanks for the introduction to all the wonderful new toys and sorry for often being late to our meetings:)

    Posted 26th September 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  4. What B and Will said.

    You’ve been great fun to work with and constantly make me realise how little I know about the nuts and bolts of social media. I will massively miss the weird nerdy noises you make when you discover a new plug-in or software update.

    Ross (proud inventor of the MegaBeth name)

    Posted 27th September 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink