Ok, first off, when I came home from work today I opened the dishwasher and found a GIGANTIC wolf spider making a break for it. GROSS. I promptly squealed and slammed the dishwasher shut, and turned it on rinse. Stupid springtime in BC and the nasty spiders it brings.
Well, now that we’ve got that over and done with…
My first day at work was awesome. I now work for a large national company that provides a service that everyone uses (that’s as much detail as anyone will get, unless they know me and I tell them in person). Upon arriving, me and my other new colleague were presented with a little goodybag of logo gear: travel mug, pen, notepad, calculator, ruler, badge holder, and our employee incentive card, automatically loaded with $50 to start, spendable at most major retailers.
I was honestly dumbfounded. I’ve NEVER worked ANYWHERE that made a new employee feel so special. The brilliant thing is, I’m not special! They do that for everyone! There’s also a New Employee Orientation Day later this month for the recent group of new-hires. That means a paid day of group activities, company rah rah, and free lunch. Sounds good to me!
The work itself wasn’t all that stimulating – only because the rest of the people hired for my team can’t start until Monday, meaning me and the other girl that started today get to stuff envelopes and do filing today and tomorrow. No matter though. Starting Monday we’ll be segregated from the team for a couple weeks of training in another part of the building, so it’s nice to get to know everyone else I’ll be working with first. From seeing the work I was hired to do, it looks like it’ll be pretty exciting – it’s a busy place.
Speaking of which, the people also seem really great. Super friendly bunch, some of us already bonded over lunch, and everyone seems to have a really easygoing personality. There’s a big deadline today, and it didn’t appear that anyone was really intensely losing their mind at all.
And on top of all that, there’s benefits, an onsite gym for about $16/month, a great cafeteria, company library and it’s a 20 minute walk from home (negating the need for a bus pass).
I’m absolutely exstatic. I finally feel like I’m getting to the place I want (and feel I deserve, for the years of hard work I’ve been putting in and shit I’ve been dealing with) to be.