Hobbies helping work

Can what you learn in your hobby help you at work? My experience says that it can, even if I did find out the hard way.

In the beginning

I started my career as a trainee laboratory technician with Anglian Water. At the time it seemed like a pretty dead end role, washing test tubes and being the general dogsbody.

With hindsight it was a wonderful starter job which provided me with a really solid understanding of laboratory techniques and water treatment processes which ultimately underpinned a great career.

However, at the time I didn’t see the possibilities and spent more energy fighting the system than actually doing my job.

By contrast away from work my hobby was racing powerful superbikes around various UK racetracks. Initially I was abysmally slow, only the power of my 1200cc Laverda saving me from the humiliation of being lapped.

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