October 18, 2005

Settling in

Sorry I ignored y'all yesterday. I was busy.

Arrived at work around 9 am, and met with HR for my benefits orientation. Then I went to the clinic where I had my physical to get my TB test read. Of course negative. Then back to work for a sit down with my new Supervisor and finally I was introduced to my new office. It's about 5x8 with a real window and a door. Bookshelves and a HUGE filing cabinet that I got the keys to today (yay!). It's also in the back corner of our little group, so I can see and hear all of the comings and goings (no more sneaking up on me because my back is to the room). It's also mine alone, so I can shut the door and work or listen to the radio or whatever, and no one can bitch at me. There's also a bulletin board and a white board.

Spent nearly the entire day bending the computer to my will (single click files, firefox extensions, RSS feeds) and installed my brand new printer. Yay! New printer.

I have a hella cool chair too. Better than DH's pathetic teacher chair in his classroom. Although his computer has a bigger monitor....

Holy crap. I just realized this is a wireless keyboard and mouse. I can write from across the room with my feet up on the window.

Today I brought in my big box o' toys and made the office look a little more like home. Now I need to bring in the posters (same picture, but the caption on mine reads "They've saved more lives than 911") and my coffee cups and we'll be good to go.

I need some freaking coffee. But I'm not gonna go down the street to Whorebucks.....

Ok, back to work.... I can't believe they pay me for this stuff!

Posted by caltechgirl at October 18, 2005 11:48 AM | TrackBack

Congrats on the new job. I have been out of the blog world for a while. Hope the RA is ok.

Posted by: Maura ( amanda's sister) at October 18, 2005 02:10 PM

You have a whiteboard, huh? Do you let anyone else write on it?

Posted by: Ith at October 18, 2005 02:58 PM

Seems like you're settling in nicely! =)

Posted by: Amanda at October 18, 2005 03:29 PM

Rock on, Sistah!

Posted by: Margi at October 18, 2005 08:50 PM

Sounds fabulous... great posters!!!

Posted by: Marie at October 19, 2005 12:00 PM