Wednesday, January 06, 2010

First Week

Well, it's Humpday. I haven't had to worry about that in over a year, but now I remember what it is like!

The job is a bit overwhelming, as all new jobs are, I suppose. Lots of people to meet, offices to locate. Software to learn. Procedures to get down. The hospital's campus is pretty big, so it will take me awhile to figure out, I think. I spent most of today wrestling with a dictation machine--who knew that people still dictate into micro-cassettes anymore?! My boss does, and typing up the letters is one of my jobs. The machine has little foot pedals for rewind and stuff, which cause my legs to cramp up. Everyone is nice and helpful, though I don't know all their names yet.

My commute isn't too bad--Patrick drops me off at the train in the morning, I take it to my stop (about 30 minutes), and then take a bus to the front door of my office (usually 10 minutes, including waiting around for the bus). On the way home I don't bother with the bus--I just walk the mile to the train. Then take the train home, then a bus to the bottom of my street, and then walk up my hill. Actually, now that I've typed it out it sounds like a major pain. I predict that it will get old fast.


ccr in MA said...

Oh, starting a new job sucks! (As my verification word says,"bleki".) I remember vividly. My sympathies.

Try not to think about the commute: it sounds like you were happier before you did!

Best wishes with it all. Won't Friday feel great!

Mini said...

Yeah, it'll get old quick, but it's a job! And you'll be amazed how quickly you fall into a routine with commuting (where you stand to make sure you get a seat on the Orange Line, how many books you can read per week)... and it's not too bad. There's no real switching on the trains. :)

Hunny Bunny said...

Starting a new job is hard, I still remember it but I am sure you will find your groove soon enough. Congratulations on finding a job that sounds pretty cool. Think of all the books you can read and knitting you can do if you get a seat. : )