I can't believe it's Saturday again, and my week has been a flurry of school, work, and crammed socializing. It's been kind of a weird week, but a good one. I think I'm going to try a series of posts this weekend to sufficiently document my week, because it's been good. Just insanely crazy.
I started my new job!!!!!! First things, though, I had my last day at the physics department, which was, despite the craziness that job often entailed, sad for me. I love working at the physics department, and I love most of the people I work with. It was a bittersweet day. They had cake for me, I got a bonus, things ended well; but, it was sad to punch out of the physics department for the last time. I'm super super super excited for this hideous editing job, but leaving such a great job is hard.
I'll especially miss working with Emily. :( This is a SP of us on my last day. I meant to get a picture of Brooke and me, but I forgot. I am experiencing Brooke withdrawals--I'm so used to seeing her everyday.
Despite my glumness at leaving the physics department, I think I'm really going to like my new job!
I started on Thursday, and fortunately, I don't think my impression was an accurate one of how things will really be. My boss was gone (which I knew he would be), and so he just left some source checking for me to do--for four hours. I trekked to the library and spent hours in the dark recesses of the library, among the dusty tomes.
I didn't have any interaction with anyone, really, and so I was hoping that things won't normally be like that. Yesterday, my boss was here, and so I got a much better feel for what I'd be doing. I'll be getting a better initial training with all my responsibilities next week, but from what I gather, I proofread, source check, baseline edit (still not sure what that is), format, and do whatever hideous editing needs doing.
All that said, I hate first days at jobs: you don't know anybody, you don't where you're going, you don't know what you're doing. I'm looking forward to the time when this job won't be so new anymore.