Can you believe it’s been two weeks already? I’ve been in a holding pattern for so long, I’m finding it somewhat hard to accept that I am, in fact, moving forward. What a long, long summer this has been.
Before I started typing this post, I had a flurry of thoughts and comments swirl through my head. Sadly, I’ve forgotten most of them now. But I’ll give you just a few highlights of my first two weeks.
- I love being back in operations. It suits my personality and my ever-growing desire for order and routine. I really like order, which is why I organize my thoughts using bullet points. And operations is a bullet point kind of job.
- This position keeps me busy for 8 hours a day. That’s actually a good thing, though I’ll miss drawing on the clock.
- My rush time at work is in the morning. I’m a morning person. My job starts winding down around 4pm. I start winding down around 3pm. Not a perfect match, but pretty darn close.
- I have a retirement account again! This isn’t job specific, but I just had to throw that out there. You have no idea how happy this makes me.
- My co-workers were really nice the first day, and they’re still very nice. As far as I can tell, everyone seems very nice there. Is this actually possible? Sadly, this has not been my experience these past few years.
- Have I mentioned my non-commute enough? Nirvana.
One little tidbit to share that deserves its own paragraph: the bank provides 8 hours of community service/volunteering time to every employee. When I read that, I nearly fell out of my chair. It doesn’t sound like much, but what an amazing gift! If you know me at all, you know I am a huge proponent of volunteerism (though I haven’t been pulling my weight recently). Is that cool, or what?!
There are loads of good things I could say, but I think you get the drift. Of course, the little extra spending money I have in my pocket will be most appreciated. I’m really tired of drinking cheap wine.