Tuesday, August 02, 2005

My grand entrance.

I started working full-time on Monday, and while I promised not to post anything about work, I'd be remiss not to share a little detail.

Bright and early Monday morning, I roll into downtown at about 7:30 a.m. I'm not much of a morning person (which if you didn't know that you must be new here), but 7:30 was my suggested start time. Plus I wanted to get a jump on my new career. I worked a few days during the summer, but not really getting my feet wet or the feel for things. So this day really was the first day of the rest of my life.

I was surprised I remembered the door code to get to the floor, but I made it inside nonetheless. And then I heard chirping and notice a control box on the wall. Approximately 42 1/2 seconds later, the alarm is screaming through the building. I head to our office to get someone, but no one is there and the door is locked. And no one from the other offices sharing our floor is there yet either. So like a trapped criminal, I hover in the bathroom to call my boss's cell phone.

The alarm issue resolved (police, security codes, notifying me that there is an alarm, etc), I then hover in the hallway for 30 minutes until the first office member shows up. I really should have double-checked when everyone comes in. Not really the first impression I wanted to make. On the bright side however, I realized I don't have to roll out of bed quite so early in the morning.

It will be ok. I am a professional.