My first day at work was pretty uneventful. My manager handed me a thick spreadsheet to start reviewing and I waited for the IT folks to set up my phone and computer. I tweeted and texted alot (I was discreet!) because I didn’t have much to do and I spent some time casually perusing being nosy on the intranet. I now know way more than I ever cared to about pumps and valves. I’m an accountant. I don’t care about the widget, I just care how much we are selling it for and what’s the margin.
My little piece of real estate is unfortunately right by the copy machine and of course everyone loves to have church right by the copy machine. I’m gonna need to get some earphones for my BlackBerry so I can tune all the chatter out. I’m also back in a cube. I had my own office at the last contract gig and boy did I get spoiled. The atmosphere is totally different at this place. It’s quieter and folks seem a bit more distant. But for the hourly rate that I’m getting paid, I can make it work. My manager seems pretty friendly and it’s 7 minutes from home. You can’t beat that with a bat!
That’s my report from the corporate plantation…more hijinks to come I’m sure!