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Monday, October 09, 2006

First Day at the New Job

The first day went remarkably like a first day at a new company. I had to do ID card setup. I had to move into my office. I had to be introduced to bunches of folks. I had to start reading background documents. I had to get set up for the alarm system. And tomorrow there's a bagel and coffee breakfast planned for everyone else to come meet me. I feel welcome.

And so, after one day, I think I really made the right decision. My office is all set up. My old work is handed off, save for a few training classes yet to be taught. My new boss is gentle and quiet by nature, so I'm going to have to be careful not to overwhelm him with my rapid-fire delivery, but that's easy. And it's funny, but after one day, I feel so much better about describing my work to folks. I know what my job is and why it's important and how I'm going to be good at it. It's good to feel that again. I knew I was good at the client support stuff, but it never seemed like it was stretching me at all. Staring at a list of five projects that I'll be working on simultaneously, I know I'm going to be crazy busy, but that's when I perform the best. It'll be like college, where there are five classes competing for attention and it's a balancing act to get everything produced well and delivered on time. It's going to be great.


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