As you all know, today was my first day at my new job. My hours are M-F 9-5 with an hour for lunch. That's a pretty sweet deal-except I usually like to be out earlier. I am not, however, a morning person, so being able to sleep each morning until 7:30/8:00 is fantastic. This morning I woke up at 7:30 and actually made myself breakfast and coffee. That hasn't happened in...well, never. I'm always eating in the car on the way to the office. This is going to be great!
This morning I walked around with a coworker and was introduced to all of the nice people. After that, I attended my welcome breakfast! Yup-they had bagels and quiche and fruit and coffee (and granola and yogurt) brought in for all of us so everyone could come and meet me! Isn't that fantastic?!?! I thought so...
My desk is way cool too-the best part about it is that the lighting is very low. I get really bad headaches from bright fluorescent lights and I often ask the maintenance people to take a few bulbs out over my desk. (And it's still too bright). Well, this place is perfect!! Plus, we have windows on all sides of the building so we have a cool view no matter where we look. Did I mention that I have free parking in a garage across the street? No more burning my hands on the steering wheel or (in the winter) brushing off the snow that built up while I was at work.
We have fun day on Friday. Because I was sitting with the office manager today, I found out that we're having breakfast at the Hard Rock downtown then having a scavenger hunt all over the city. The ending location is on the Common where we'll be able to do whatever we want-sit and read, play wiffle ball, eat free food and drink free drinks...whatever. After that we'll go back to the office and disperse to our homes. We'll meet up again an hour later at one of the partners houses for a party. They have a pool and hot tub (which I won't be going in) a home theater (which I'll have to check out for my dad) and lots of food and drink. I'm going to be one of the only people there without a date, so I'm a tiny bit nervous, but I'll survive.
Most of the people are about my age and so far, 2 of the girls seem to really like me (and I like them too). I think this was a good move on my part-but only time will tell for sure.
Thanks for all of the good luck wishes today!!