Bye bye Blast
By Megan Affonso
My summer at the BBC is unfortunately coming to an end, but my last day is by no means my easiest. In fact, it is probably one of the hardest days I’ve had so far, and it’s not even lunchtime yet!
My morning starts with a delayed train, which makes my normal journey of two hours that extra bit longer and more stressful. On arriving at the office, I sit down with the first cup of hot chocolate of the day and try logging in to the system to write up my review of the circus I visited at the weekend. My second problem of the day arises: my account has expired so I cannot log in.
One problem after another!
Having had two weeks away from the BBC due to mumps, I was kindly given an extended contract to make up for the time I had missed, but my account had still expired. I called up the central IT team to have the problem sorted, and was told my account had been reactivated and that I could start doing some work. Unfortunately, this was not the case, and I was still unable to log in.
Eventually, I managed to get onto a computer by using someone else’s account, and I started to write my review of the circus. I decided to edit the pictures I had taken, when I realised that the computer I was on did not have the necessary software to do this, so my mentor Hamish had to do it for me instead!
This afternoon I am told that I will be having a look at the radio station to see how everything is run, something I’m really looking forward to! Hopefully my afternoon will be less stressful than my morning.
Over and out...
I am sad to be leaving the BBC after having such an eventful summer, but will be taking away a lot of good memories and have made some friends through the Blast scheme.
I’d like to thank everyone at BBC Blast for giving me the opportunity to work here this summer, and would also like to say a big thank-you to Hamish Reid and Karina Barker, my two mentors who have looked after me and have had to put up with me asking questions all the time, even when I’m not in the office! I hope this isn’t “Goodbye” but “Au revoir” instead, and I hope to be back here soon!
last updated: 18/09/07