New job is going great!! I really like it, I have this super cute cubicle, it's all by itself in the corner, no window though :( and it has like a little doorway, and has windows at the top (not looking outside, but just random windows, but I love it....I'm currently searching for cute fall window clings for the little windows....I set up my desk all cute and went out and bought some of my own supplies because they are very scarce around the office. I even bought a little jar and put some candy in it :) haha it's all set up, I just want to go get a little reed diffuser for my desk so it smells good and get a magnetic dry erase board for my cabinet! I'll have to take a picture of it!
My first day was monday and I had to go downtown to DC right next to the Capitol for New hire orientation. Luckily my dad drove me so I didn't have to bother with the metro. It was a good but long day. There were two other girls at the SAMHSA table so I got to meet them and it turns out they were two of the other staff assistants hired so we will be working together.
On Tuesday I had to go to the Parklawn building in Rockville to get fingerprinted....they don't use ink anymore, just a fancy machine but apparently they haven't used ink in forever I just haven't been fingerprinted since I was like 7! Then they took my badge picture, ugh it was terrible, if the guy was nice I would have asked him to do it again!
Then after that I went to my building and met a few people and had a quick overview of things. They had a road to recovery play that afternoon that I got to sit and watch, it was good!
Wednesday was my first official day at the office...it takes about 30-35 minutes to get there, so I gave my self an extra half an hour and left about an hour early, well I was 30 minutes late!!! AHHH I was so embarassed, I'm never late!! But they were okay with it. I had to get everything set up and I met some of the people in my branch. I'm working in Substance Abuse Prevention, Drug free communities! I like everyone a lot. I got to go to my first meeting that morning and take minutes, I was totally lost but it wasn't too bad!
Thursday I decided to leave at 6:30 since it took me an hour and a half the day before.....well I got there 35 minutes early! Ugh, if I leave an hour a head of time it takes me an hour and a half, if I leave an hour and a half ahead of time, it takes me an hour. I'm so not used to traffic, I never ever hit traffic when I was working with Humanim! My branch chief came back on thursday and I got to meet her. I really like everyone so far and I'm excited about everything. My job is so far pretty easy.
Friday I got there 45 minutes early, haha oh well...there is panera down the street so I went and got my FAVORITE asiago cheese bagel, sooooo goooooood. Then we had a social get together for all the new employees in the afternoon, that was fun.
It was a good week and it went by really fast. I'm looking forward to next week!!
Now that i've started this job I can settle in and do things I've been wanting to (I have just a few more thank you notes, I'm so embarassed, they should have been done SO long ago). I got home from the honeymoon a week after the wedding, then i had a week and a half until the clinic closed so it was absolute CHAOS then I started the new job and after three weeks I found out I would be starting at SAMHSA, so there was 7 weeks of CHAOS and overtime and then here I am starting SAMHSA after a week....I think it's about time for things to settle.....except we are trying to hurry and save just a little bit more so we can buy a house....I will be so glad once we do so there isn't anymore to look forward to for awhile, haha that sounds bad but I just want to live and do things without preparing for something else for just a little while.
Things are good, just ready to settle.....cleaning and putting up some fall decor today, will post....actually will hopefully start to post more now!