Saturday, November 20, 2010

2 Days Down!

So... I've gotten A LOT of questions about how the first day days of work went, and I've gotta say, so far, it's been grrrrreat! (You know, like Tony the Tiger great!) Take a look at the pictures below to see how I was welcomed. Seriously almost cried. The welcome included the following: a big welcome sign; balloons; a bunch of MIAD gear; candy; and a huge vase full of flowers. Who the heck ever gets a welcome like that?! Up until now, definitely not this girl. Note to self: If I'm ever in the position to hire someone, make them feel THIS welcome. A positive first impression on the first day of work makes a world of difference, trust me! As for the actual work stuff, I suppose that's been good too. ;) The first two days involved a lot of logistical things (i.e., setting up my computer and email, learning the phone system, getting a parking permit, etc.). I also met an insane amount of people. I tend to be terrible with names, but according to my boss, I seem to be doing very well with that. I'll take any opportunity I can to impress people, ha! My second day involved a lot of observation. I sat in on a few appointments, viewed several emails that my boss sent, listened in on some phone calls, and even met some prospective students who are considering transferring to MIAD. My brain sort of feels like mush right now because there is SO much to take in, but I feel oddly calm about it. I like the people I've met, and I feel like I'll pick up on things pretty well. I know that's a big assumption to make since I've only been there two days, but sometimes when you know, you just know! :) Next week is another short week and then I'll be home for Thanksgiving. Can't wait!

View when you walk in my office door.

I'm officially a staff member! And yes, I took a picture of my permit. :)
I know it's a weird picture, but the tiny clothes pins are SO cute!
View when I'm sitting behind my desk!


Mom said...

Awe, that was so very nice of them to welcome you with such generosity. Id like to work at a place that would welcome me like that. Im so glad all is working out for you, you certainly earned it. GRRRRReat Job. I love You

rlzimmerman said...

Boy I sure agree with your mom, not very many places that are that nice to work for, congrats on an awsome job Renee!And your apartment looks amazing!:)

Renee said...

Thank you, thank you! Hopefully the job continues to go this well! :) And Laurie, the apartment is pretty awesome so far. I feel pretty darn lucky!

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness! My office SUCKS! lol Hope the job continues the comfortable transition :)