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First Week

As of Friday evening, my first week at the new gig is in the books, and so far so good. I've been oriented, mentored and onboarded, and will continue to be so over the next several weeks and months. I've learned how to get to my desk, and to the bathroom, and how to make sure I keep up with my recommended daily allowance of diet pepsi. I've met many people and even remembered a few of their names. I've reacquainted myself with Microsoft Outlook, I've been given access to databases I can't pronounce let alone query, and have taken a crash course in healthcare and Agile software processes. The first few nights I went home with headaches and an overloaded frontal lobe, but I only had one mini-meltdown (which thankfully occurred as I was driving home from work). Whew!

Tomorrow I'll be back at it, with likely more of the same. Positives so far:

1. Residence in my very own cubicle. I haven't had one of those in maybe 8 years or so, and I'm loving it. It has a laptop, and cabinets, and all sorts of stuff.

2. An onboarding process. My mentor, my supervisor and the rest of the team have all been involved in showing me the ropes, and I haven't had to sink or swim. And everyone has been very encouraging.

3. Unexpectedly running into old friends. The guy who sits across from me used to work at IHG. And one of the girls a couple rows over used to be in my old Singles Ward with me.

4. A shorter commute. It only takes me about 15 minutes to get to work, even in traffic.

5. Complimentary fresh fruit delivered every Wednesday morning. 

I'm sure there will be many more positives over the course of my time there.


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