Tuesday, May 8

my brain hurts

I'm home and freakin' EXHAUSTED. Mentally, of course.

The first day was full of all sorts of training - online and in person. This is the first job I've ever been to where I have the distinct advantage of having the person leaving the position sitting there training me. I'll have it down by the end of the week, I'm sure, but like I told Groove when he came to "check up on the lass" I'm taking it slow. Why show them what I can do right away? If I learned nothing else from my first stint at The Winnebago, it's bide your time.

Ran into at least a dozen people I knew (some I kept in contact with) from the last go around and got the "Woohoo! You're back!!" and "Look what the cat dragged in." Lots of hugs. Lots of "We'll have to catch up." Oddly enough it was almost like going to a high school reunion, or what I imagine them to be like since I've never actually gone to any of my high school reunions before.

All in all it was a good day. Though I am a little disappointed in Dan for not giving me my first day hugs.

And now it's time to crack open another cold one, put my feet up, and unwind. I just hope I sleep like the dead tonight or I'm gonna be one tired girl tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Glad you made it home alive!

Savy said...

Congrats on finishing the first day. AND for the strategy of taking it slow. It sounds almost like you get a "do over" but they don't know it yet. :)

Sizzle said...

sounds like a great way to start off. congratulations!

Freak Magnet said...

Excellent. I hate starting new jobs. Luckily, I have a job I love now, and hopefully you will, too.

Brandon said...

Totally off topic: I stumbled over here from Snackie TeeVee and I couldn't help but notice that you appear to be in Olympia.

Woo Hoo! Oly in the house! I grew up there and have family there and everything. I'm in California now but hope to be moving back to that general area next year.

Oly rules!

L.A. Daddy said...

Good on you! Nothing like being a contributing member of society again.

And a paycheck is nice, too.

So, come on down to the Blogger Party! (guilt, guilt, nudge, nudge)

Jay said...

That's right, bide your time. If they put that on a poster, it would be an instant success in offices everywhere.

creative-type dad said...

I hope the person training you wasn't fired.
Because that would be really weird.

the weirdgirl said...

Congrats! I find the first couple of weeks are always hard on the sleep schedule and then you get back in the groove.

Bide that time! (And don't talk too fast. I do that, too.)

Liss said...

Ahem!!! it's been almost a week...don't you think we all want to know how the job is going? Not to mention all the other juicy little tidbits in your life.