Thursday, July 10, 2008

Every day, the same again



I started my first day of employment on Tuesday. I realized this week that I haven't experienced a real, full-time work atmosphere in a little under 5 years. That last place technically had me under probation — unbeknownst to me — after my probationary period was supposed to have ended.

It's been more than a little strange to re-adjust to the full-time mentality: not counting the days until I'm done; not counting my hours; having a workstation set aside strictly for me, to customize as I see fit; having my own storage space; knowing that I've got a "base of operations" away from home; and feeling welcomed/pressured to develop relationships with my co-workers. It's definitely odd to return to it again.

I've been experiencing random bouts of anxiety about the new job, which I've come to accept as day-before-school jitters. Whenever I get to thinking about the career situation I've placed myself in, 'though, I end up feeling remarkably positive about the anticipated experience.

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At Thu Jul 10, 10:39:00 pm GMT-4, Anonymous Wanda said...

Good luck. I hope everything goes well. :)

 
At Thu Jul 10, 10:41:00 pm GMT-4, Blogger MiraFabulous said...

And you wonder why I search for meaning?!

lol!

Welcome to the mundane parts of being a responsible adult with bills.

 
At Fri Jul 11, 11:15:00 am GMT-4, Blogger Stacy said...

Five years - wow, I can imagine it really is strange to go from counting your hours to a salary structure. Good luck!

 

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