Well, I survived my first day at the office. I played nicely with all the other children, and no one stole my milk money. I spent most of the first day doing normal first-day things – figuring out where everything is, reading the internal website, redesigning my resume so it fits their in-house style, and drinking too much coffee as I meet everyone.
I’m not crazy about the commute, but it looks like I won’t have to do it too often. The actual office is really nice. It’s relatively new and really well-thought-out. They’ve given me a snazzy new laptop, but some of the typical consultant drawbacks are still there – I still don’t have a desk of my own.
My new office
I’ll spend most of this week settling in, taking care of all the administrative details that starting a new job entails, and getting my head around the projects that I’ll be working on. It looks like I’ll be working on two projects right now, one internal and one external, which should keep me busy until March.
This much is clear — they operate at a different pace here than they did at my old organisation. And for the first time in more than two years, I’ve worn a suit to work.