I was able to get all of my access and work tools almost immediately, and felt extremely welcomed and acclimated.
Had it not been for my mentor and LMS training, I would have been clueless
Yes it was, everyday posed a new challenge and there wasn't a single task I did which had me feel disengaged.
I became well versed on how to avoid risk, and improved my professional skills
I most enjoyed the atmosphere on my floor. My peer mentor showed me a lot of new skills which I integrated on the job, specifically Excel and Powerpoint. He also turned out to be a close friend who I will stay in touch with forever. I led weekly task meetings, wrote reports, and conducted risk assessments. I most liked the people on my floor, and my mentor above all. Once I leave TD, it is the people who work for the bank that I will miss the most.
I think while working from home has its benefits, a lot of people around me easily abused it. For some people, if they were working from home, it was almost like they didn't work at all. Other people who entirely work from home, when they would show up to work, I wouldn't know who they are and they felt completely disengaged on our floor. I think there should be more controls in place to ensure an effective WFH policy.
My peoples manager gave me so much attention and support, I cannot thank him enough.
Yes, even if I did not seek it.
He stayed true to the saying "there are no bad questions".
As I stated above, besides a more control based WFH policy, there is nothing I would change. TD is the best bank in the world to work at, and compared to my only other experience at Scotiabank, TD is ahead in banking and policy the way Tesla is ahead in the automobile industry.
It is the most positive place in the world to work. Everyone knows each other and cares for each other.
Don't think you're too cool to make friends with everyone on your floor and engage in social events, because you're not and you're missing out.