Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I started my new

Well, today was my first real day on the job. Monday we went through orientation ALL DAY- and as you can imagine, it was really long. As soon as I got home on Monday, my throat started hurting and I began to get sick (on my first day, really?!?). On Tuesday, I had to do a "store visit" with two other guys that started when I did. That was interesting...I learned how to mix paint colors, how to cut keys, how to run the register, how to put in orders for lumber etc for contractors...all stuff I have never done before. I had a fever all day, so it was hard to concentrate and really learn what some of the associates there do and how I can help them, but the store visit was fun.

Today, my first real day on the job. It was HARD to wake up this morning. Uh, i hate being sick. I made it to work, though. I met with Chris, one of my managers, and he took me around to meet some of the merchants (buyers) that I will be teamed up with. They all seem like great people. So far, I feel like the people here are what is going to make the job...and make it different and hopefully better. 

...Ready for me to act like a spoiled brat? ...I don't have a computer or phone yet (and probably won't for several weeks), JR (the other new guy on my team) and I are sitting on a different floor in a different building that the rest of our team so that will be a challenge to learn how to do my job when my team is somewhere else (and I can't call them, lol), and our cubes are short cubes that you can see and easily hear over. So, to say the least, I'm not so impressed yet. It's only the first day, I keep telling will get better. I'm sure it will get better. when you come to ask me "how are you liking your new job" I'm going to say "ask me again in about 5 or 6 months, and I'll have a real, legitimate, no fluff answer."

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