Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Slow Start

My first day back at work has been a slow start, which can be tiring/boring at times - but I know that as time goes on more and more will be put on my plate.

My boss is hysterical - I heard her on the phone this morning telling someone that in our initial meeting... she heard me ask some questions about projects that almost made her cry. Not in a bad way, but just so relieved that someone "gets it" and can truly help move this organization to the next level.

I guess that speaks to her telling me in our first interview that she truly believed that I could become a hero in the fundraising world of this organization. I sincerely hope that is the case... and I'm ready to be busy.

I'm one of those people that wants to be busy from the moment I get here - to the moment I leave so that the time passes quickly, and I feel productive. I think that is what makes starting new hard... but also good because it did take me most of the morning to figure Outlook back out and get all my preferences set up again.

It's funny how quickly you forget things when you have been at a job for a long time - I was at my old job for 3 years... so it's been that long since I've even looked at email preferences and the like - so I guess it's not all that weird.

I've met some cool people today, and sort of have the lay of the land... is there much more to know outside of where the bathroom and the kitchen are? I hope not - because that's about the extent of what I learned today! Wait that's not true...

At one point during the day - I was brought a letter and asked to make it a PDF. She told me that the copier would do that for me, but that she didn't know how it worked... so I stood there for a while and figured that out. It basically scans it right there on the machine and emails it to you... ahhh to have nice technology!! I find it funny that being at a smaller organization brings more organization and better tools to equip us to do our jobs.

I just thought that I'd write this post while I'm wrapping up the day at the office - because I know that my time at home will be precious now, and I'll want to spend as much of it as possible relaxing. Which tonight means catching up on my Facebook notifications, and hanging out on the couch.

I guess the only downside so far is that I already know that both of my bosses are on the opposite side of the political spectrum from me, as they discussed it a little this morning... so John thought it was funny that I'm basically "in the closet" in terms of my politics for now. I thought it might be best to let them get to know me and all before I let any of my personal beliefs out into the open. I guess that means no bumper stickers for me... although I didn't honestly plan on getting any.

I hope that you're all doing well - and that this post wasn't completely boring - I promise that I'll have some good stories and things soon... and possibly a day off on Friday depending on what Hurricane Ike does. It's good to know that when Hurricanes threaten the area - they are respectful of their employees needs to take care of their families!


  1. I'm glad your first day went well, in spite of it being slow. :)

    As far as political differences at the office, I keep my mouth shut too. Luckily my boss and I side toghether, but our controller is at the total opposite end.

    That said, I have the utmost respect for anyone who has an opinion enough to take sides. What side we're on really isn't as important as getting out there to vote. This election campaign, on both sides, are full of horrible distractions from the real meat issues.

    The debates will be very telling. I look forward to watching them and have the facts come from their mouths while they're standing face-to-face to defend themselves against one another.

    And maybe they'll even let Palin speak. :) (sorry... had to get that dig in. Truly I like her and I think it is unfair the way she is being challenged, as if she were a man, there would be none of this BS! I find it odd they're keeping her so quiet.

    That's it.. no more political commentary from me. :)

  2. I'm glad to hear that things went well today, Kim! First days and even weeks are often dull at a new job as you learn what they do, but that should pass quickly!


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