Well, as you all know, I got the full-time, permanent job. Officially I was hired on Wednesday, with my first day being Thursday, December 9, 2010.
The company is super-awesome. All the people I’ve met are fantastic. Friendly, warm, receptive and easy-going. My boss, a very laid-back and gregarious fellow, warned me about people being a bit different than I perceived, and that’s a given, so I’m okay so far. Nothing unforeseen there.
I have an office for the first time in my career. I’ve been a cube-dweller since 1993, so this is really interesting. I can close my door and be shut off from the whole wide world. I really can’t see closing it, but if I do it will be for conference calls and things like that, not because of naps. Really.
My chair sucks, however, and it causes me much back pain. I’ve been told we can get a new one. I don’t want to come in and start a lot of trouble though, so I won’t raise a fuss about it until I start producing.
Thursday I had a LOT of orientation to do. PowerPoint presentations and documents to sign. I still had more to do this weekend. I got a brand-new laptop which wasn’t ready until Thursday afternoon and I didn’t have my email account ready until Friday afternoon, but it was all set by this weekend. Today (Monday) I’ll be sitting with CSRs and learning what they do and trying to figure out how what I do fits with what they do… not to mention trying to figure out what I do. We’ll see.
Friday my boss left early, and I was able to finish up my training and get some new cell phones lined up, which I ordered on Friday night. Did I mention they were free? NO? Well, they were FREE. Mine we’ll get reimbursed for by virtue of not upgrading our phones for four years, and Fal gets her on a buy-one-get-one free deal. Nothing like new stuff free, and Monday I get to apply my company discount to the cell service and get a 20% discount! WOO, discount! I also get discounts on PCs (WOOOOO!), cars (when I’ll ever be able to afford a car is beyond me), and more. Ah, the perks – the PERKS, my precioussss!
Love ‘em! It’s an awesome company. Now, I have to figure out how NOT to fail and suck. Pray that I will do that sooner rather than later.
Hope you all had a nice weekend – all I did was try and recover. Heh. What about you?
God bless, all.
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