Tuesday, December 18, 2007

First Day on the Job

So yesterday was my first day on the job.  It was a long day.  I got up 2 hours before I started because my commute was 1.5 hours.  Got to love L.A.    Despite the fact I can live rent free with my Mom for the time being, I think it will be worth it to just go find a place.  Will probably go look this weekend since next weekend I'm back to Seattle to go finish my move.

Not a lot out of the ordinary for the first day of work.  Just your usual orientation stuff and introductions.  Went to lots of meetings where I didn't know what anyone was talking about.  Some people feel very uncomfortable in these types of situations.  I don't.  I find you can learn much faster if you just get in the middle of it and figure out how the team operates.  I have been told I actually have to make some key decisions this week.  It's a little early even for someone who can learn quickly like me, but hey, I'm up to the challenge.

Sorry this is not more of a substantive blog post.  It's going to be a little light this week as I get my feet wet.  I will still have a blog post every day and actually have some pretty good stuff planned going forward.  I'm working some long hours this week, which goes against some of the things I believe in when it comes to work.  More on that later.


  1. That's crazy, 1.5 hours to get to work! Scary L.A. traffic. Hope your trip home isn't as long. Maybe I should rethink visiting L.A.

  2. Have you seen any short skirts yet?

  3. Yeah, it's pretty bad in the morning. Not quite as bad at night. Looking to move closer very soon.

  4. I could, but I'm not sure if that would really improve my situation. I figured I would do this for another week, and just go find a place closer to work sooner than I would have otherwise.