So I started my new position this week. But there is a *little* issue, actually a couple:
-I have no office. The office of my predecessor was occupied by someone else when I arrived. They began building me an office, but it is dark and at the end of a hallway. No natural light. Blech… This will not be good for someone who goes nuts in the middle of winter from lack of sunlight. It won’t be ready for at least a month, at the pace of progress I’ve witnessed this week. Over the course of a week, I’ve gotten – *tada* A Door!!!!
-I have no computer – probably not a big deal, since I have no furniture nor an office to put it in. At least I can log in from my coworker’s computer, but that is just so… awkward…
-Plant manager has been transferred. She leaves at the end of next week. New guy starts next week. Well, at least I’ve got a bit more seniority than the new guy, right?
-My boss drove over from Chicago, since there were no upper management people on site for the day I started. Hmmm… Just what the heck is that about? Is there something I don’t know about?
I love the position, at least as it is now. Noone knows I exist…. yet. I’ve made breads, and have had fulfilling discussions on the subject, learned about the intricacies of our manufacturing process from someone who really understands them. A REAL interaction that is collaborative – I’ve so missed this after 4 years.
I’m trying to get a cell phone. Boss told me I could expense it monthly. People in the plant want me to get a Sprint phone, but I absolutely abhor push to talk communication, with it’s dorky chirping and everyone hearing the conversation. Besides, the phone only had *1* bar in my house, next to a window. Now the folks in my plant are all acting like I’m too good for them – NO! To me, low bars at my home renders it null and void for using a Sprint phone. I’m basically left with Verizon as my option out here in the sticks. Maybe ATT, but by the maps there are a LOT of dead zones in my commute. I’m considering a smart phone but haven’t figured out which one yet. Anyone have any suggestions?
The next post will most likely be photos of our outfits for the pirate ball…. Stay tuned.