I am starting a new Software Engineering position in a month or so, but, the manager I will be reporting to added me to the repo of the current codebase of the software I will be working on when I start in my position.
I will be rewriting the software in a different language and framework and I am super excited. Last week during my off-hours and over the weekend, I was able to replicate the basic structure of the entire application and really want to talk to the manager about what he'll like to retain from the old app and new additions he has in mind.
My current job and my new job are all within the same higher education with little to no interaction between both managers.
If you are a manager, how do/would you handle cases like this, where a new recruit works in their off-hours on a project they will eventually do when they officially start in the position? How does this sort of attitude come across to you, generally?