Monday, September 15, 2014

First Day of School

I mean, the new job.

The drive is long, but not strenuous. Audiobook time.

The boss is clearly in need of, well, ME. He's moving in all directions at 200 mph, and hasn't been with the company a year himself. I think I can bring order to the chaos pretty easily, in time.

It won't happen overnight, because, as with every other job I've had in this industry, training consists of "the bathrooms are here, the break room is there, and you print to this printer." But it's all LAND related stuff, not a mad stew of land acquisition and development and apartment management issues and HR and computer tech support and on and on. I don't have to touch HR, they don't do apartments, and they have a THREE PERSON IT DEPARTMENT! swoons It will take weeks to get up to speed on who's on first with all the projects, but it'll happen. Piece o' cake.

He took me to lunch. He's a nice guy and not into mindless chatter. I like that. I think we will bond over time.

Funny surprise of the day - I was reading the phone list and saw a name I recognized, but it's a fairly common name, so I couldn't be sure it was the same person. I asked the new boss; he wasn't sure.
Apparently he told this person about me, because an hour or so later I heard a happy squeal outside my office, and another face from the past swept in, hugged me, and said we will have to go to lunch soon.

But right now, I know where the bathrooms are, and I'm starting to get a handle on what's needed to get a handle on things. Not bad for a first day. I think this is going to work out just fine.


Anonymous said...

I certainly hope it does work out!!!

Catherine said...

Oh, I think it will! It's a sudden downshift from the madness I've been in for the last couple of years, but it won't be dull, and of course, there's the 25% more paycheck.

Gae, in Callala Bay said...

Less lunacy, more money - sounds like an excellent equation to me. Add an old pal into the mix and you are (I hope) on a winning streak!

The very best wishes for the future,

Gae, in Callala Bay

Joan said...

All that and Audiobooks too! So happy for you.

Caroline aka FiberTribe said...

sooooo glad the early signs are good ones. Yay! Movin' on up, I say...