Tuesday, February 4, 2014

first day back to work...

I don't have much to write tonight, other than I'm tired.  Today was my first day at my new job.  I dropped Leo off at the vet, drove to HR in New Canaan where I filled out a mountain of paperwork, drove to Norwalk for my mandatory drug test, and then down to Bridgeport to my office.  I met about 17 people today and remember maybe four names.  (I guess that's not too bad.)  Met with my manager; read even more stuff; got my computer, email and voice mail up and running; fought with my desk for a bit trying to lock it; then went home.

So, what are the pros?  An hour for lunch (an hour!).  Nice kitchen with a toaster oven, among other things. Water cooler.  And the best of all?  It was QUIET!  It's kind of a heads-down atmosphere.  Not much chit chat at all, which is fine by me.

The cons?  Parking lot gets full fast and it's a bit of a walk.  I've done that walk before and it's brutal in the winter.  No wifi, which means I can't use the iPad during lunch.  No big deal; I have my phone.  I'm in a cubicle; no more office.  A cube neighbor who likes to bang on her desk a lot.  Not sure what all the commotion is about.

I like it though.  It seems like a nice place and the people seem nice, too.

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