Monday, October 27, 2008

A New Start

Well today was my first day at my new job! I am now officially an Auburn University Employee. The day was not that eventful as we are still waiting for the University to give me my login credentials. I filled out some paperwork, got settled in my new office, and watched some online videos on the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES). I am an IT Specialist for the College of Agriculture and the ACES. I know that the 1st day is never like what a typical day really entails. Here is how my 1st day went:

I arrived in the parking lot around 7:25 am (I did not exactly know how long it would take me to get to work -- so I had to allow for plenty of time)! I sat in the car until around 7:35am and then went inside. After coming inside I turned on the lights and started reading the Auburn Plainsman -- I have not read that in about 2 years! After some people from the office arrived - I begin with the standard filling out papers!

About mid-morning there was a delivery to my office for flowers for me. I could not even imagine who would have sent me flowers on my first day of work -- especially since no one even knew exactly where my office would be. I open the card and it read - "Welcome to the Team. ACES/AG IT". What a great surprise from my new co-workers.

It was almost lunch time and a few co-workers said they were going to get some lunch and asked if I would like to join them. I typically bring my lunch everyday - but today being the 1st day -- I did not know what to expect. I gladly accepted the offer and 5 of us headed downtown for lunch. Lunch was great and it was good to get to know my co-workers.

My office still needs lots of work -- I am surrounded by 4 BLANK WHITE walls. It can't stay this way long -- as I will go crazy. Maybe by this weekend I will be able to figure out exactly how I would like my office to be arranged and how I would like to decorate.

I will keep you posted on decorating the office.