I’m still laptopless. I’m trying to catch up on all of your blogs from the library in the evenings. It’s not going too well. I should be getting a laptop to use for work, so that should make web access during travels much easier, but I still need my own deal-e-o so I can get back to downloading music to my Zune…and blogging…and compulsively checking my email. You know, the three things personal computers were designed for. Oh, and let’s not forget the daily newspaper crossword puzzles. OK, my secret’s out. I’m a dork. This is how I spend my free time. I should be doing laundry and the dishes from this weekend, but no, I need my fix.
None of this would have been a problem at my old job. I seemed to find limitless time in my schedule to catch up on things I didn’t get done the previous night (during the 6 hours I was online from home). But now I’ve got all this work to do. What’s up with that?!?!? Just kidding. I’m no slacker. I like the new job, even despite the Murphy’s Law day I had today.
I’ve only driven to the office three times: interview, first day (one week ago) and today. I took the same route the first 2 times and had way more time than I needed. Commute took about 45 minutes, including finding parking (another post, but wait for that one!). This morning I took a new route. It was supposed to be shorter. It took 1 hour and 10 minutes after I found parking. So, I got to work about 10 minutes late (@ 8:40). As I went upstairs to my cubicle I noticed there was a meeting going on downstairs, but I paid it no attention. I got to my desk, tried to see if my new login was set up while I was on travel, put my lunch in the fridge, noticed that no one else was upstairs, checked my email and saw a meeting invitation from the PRESIDENT of the company for an all staff meeting (um, yeah–the one I walked right by and ignored) that he sent out on WEDNESDAY. I walked into the meeting at 8:53, just in time to hear the #2 boss remind the staff that work hours are from 8:30-5:30!! Yeah! Of all days to be the new kid who didn’t know how to check email remotely (and didn’t consider that I’d actually have emails after 1 day on the job). I was in Idaho all last week. I had no clue there was a meeting today. Even if I had, I didn’t expect the “short cut” to 25 minutes longer than the regular route. I’m taking the train tomorrow.
I need to run so that I can read a few of your blogs before they start flashing the lights in the library.