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Day one - boggle [Apr. 3rd, 2007|06:53 am]
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The first week of any new job always exhausts me: there is so much to learn for the job itself, not to mention the new personalities and all the basics. But I would say that day one went very well. The people are all very nice and very busy, and I have a ton of work to do. Plus I think I have my first outside client, coming from a referral from my old job.

Which is why, at coming-up-on-7am, I have already been up and working for almost 2 hours. I have so much to learn that it is currently terrifying me. Which is probably A Good Thing. But still - oi.

After work yesterday I went to Seder at my friend Jenn's. It was an all-girl Seder, as Ferrett and the one other hubby in the gang were out of town, and Elijah only stayed a minute, but it was a lot of fun and much yummy food and drink.

The sweetest part of the day yesterday, though, was getting home in the evening and calling Ferrett, who guided me through the house to find the "congratulations on the new job" bouquet of flowers he had purchased and hidden prior to leaving on his trip. He's such a darling hubby! I am a lucky, lucky woman.

[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2007-04-03 11:15 am (UTC)
I was just about to point out that you started this job at the first full moon after spring equinox, and I had a deja vu. Is it possible I've been on LJ long enough to remember you starting the job you just left? Wasn't there something about the timing of that one too? Maybe I'm thinking of something else.

Anyway. I'm glad it's going well. Your hubby rocks, and so do you.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-04-03 11:44 am (UTC)
I don't think you knew me then - I had this job since November 2002. Don't think the timing was particularly auspicious...
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2007-04-03 10:23 pm (UTC)
ok. I have crazy hormone brain, and sometimes I wander around inside it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-04-04 01:20 am (UTC)
It happens!
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2007-04-03 11:57 am (UTC)
I'm glad that you are gloriously busy!
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[User Picture]From: littlebuhnee
2007-04-03 12:11 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, still very exciting! And the bouquet... very sweet. :)
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[User Picture]From: preitas
2007-04-03 12:20 pm (UTC)
you have such a sweet hubby :D I love when they do things like that. :D

Congrats on the job! I always get so nervous at new places. Probably why I will stay at my current job till they sell the company & then have a melt down :P
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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2007-04-03 12:22 pm (UTC)
Due to an insane day yesterday, I am offering the belated but still heartfelt congratulations. I think this is exactly the challenge you need right now.

*grin* Change is good. (You go first. ;))

Love you--continue, as I know you will, to be glorious!!!

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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2007-04-03 02:09 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, learning the ropes in a new job is nerve-wracking and anxiety producing! Where is the paper kept? Where's the bathroom? How do you work the copier?

Hope you acclimate quickly and find the job fulfilling. Kudos to Ferrett for being so thoughtful!

This summer I had a brief 4 week nanny job. In addition to learning my way around her 15 room house, learning how to use the appliances (more complicated than mine!), how to navigate her town with the twisty one-way streets and major road with trolley tracks, and getting to know the child herself and the routes to her school, therapy and swim classes, the mother casually mentions on the first day "Oh, and we keep Kosher; don't mix up the two sets of dishes, pans, silverware,knives, cutting boards, etc." She wondered why it was taking me so long to "get it". And that's why I left after 4 weeks.

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[User Picture]From: batshua
2007-04-05 04:25 am (UTC)
Waugh. Anyone who lets you loose on a kosher kitchen without proper training and expects you to just "get it" is insane. Everyone's kitchen is different, which is why even though I know damn well pretty much every rule of kashrut, before I joined the Passover co-op, I and every other member had to be given a two page double-sided handout and a half-hour training session. Your ex-boss deserves a kick in the pants for doing that to you.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2007-04-05 01:17 pm (UTC)
The crazy part is, I was just getting the hang of it when she decided I wasn't getting it. The kosher part wasn't really so bad most of the time, but the fact that she didn't TELL me until I actually started the job, I thought was a huge blunder on her part. The driving was actually the deal breaker. The main street I had to cross at least twice a day was two lanes of traffic on each side of two sets of trolley tracks, and it was being paved! So as soon as I'd figured out which left turn I needed, the workmen would put up a barricade and I'd need to drive several more blocks to make a legal u-turn and find my way back to that spot.
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[User Picture]From: vrax
2007-04-03 05:51 pm (UTC)
Congrats babe, I'm sure you'll be great.
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[User Picture]From: fitfool
2007-04-04 02:43 am (UTC)
A big squee of delight for the thoughtfulness of the Ferrett! And congratulations again! I'm sure you'll be awesome at your new job.
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