Monday, January 30, 2006

First day at work!

Moving on from a job of 5 1/2 years is hard. There is a certain level of comfort, responsibility, and attachment. My last two weeks have been a mix of two emotions: on the one end, confidence that this was the right decision. "Get a job doing something you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life." When this quote stopped ringing true for me, I knew it was time.

On the other end, there has been a lot of worry. "Am I qualified?" "Will my personality mesh with my new coworkers?" If I stay, I don't have to answer these questions ... Doubting sucks.

So, today was my first day at my new job. It's good to get it out of the way, because a lot of the doubt that I had is gone. Yes, this was the right decision. Yes, this will be a good situation for me. Alright, enough of the serious talk, what else happened?
  • Had to take the subway ... work is no longer walking distance (fuck!)
  • Lots of good food in the area of Church and Bloor
  • Moving from a company of 8 to a company of about 60-70 means there's a lot of names to memorize! It also means a lot of names to forget, i.e. what's that guy's name again?
  • Version control? What's that?
  • I had no pens, and no paper, and no idea who's responsible
  • I'm allowed to run MSN Messenger during the day! Bonus! Now I can make use of the co-workers group in MSN Messenger ...
  • A new guy is starting in 2 weeks. Maybe he'll be friends with me...


Shaun said...

Maybe the new guy's name is BOBBY!




chris said...

get them to install halo!

chinwhat said...

aren't there a lot of homos in that area too?