I wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes on the new job. Today was the second day and I'm pleased to say I'm settling in nicely.
Well actually, it's more like I've been thrown in the deep end with out a life preserver, but that's okay - I'm really more of a 'sink or swim' kinda girl. It helps that I've almost always come up swimming. And the people are great. It's a much smaller business than my last employer (only about 40 people on staff compared to 600) and the work culture is waaaaaaaay better. There's optimism, a true open door policy (unlike the fake one at my old job - "sure my door is open, but that's only because HR says it has to be - don't ever use it!") and management actually says "Thank you" when you stay late or go above and beyond.
However, one thing I will miss about the old job is the scenery. My old job was in a much older part of the city. There was fantastic scenery for my lunchtime walks, and a multitude of routes.
This place is in a semi-industrial business park on the outskirts of town. It's not old (they started building it when I was 10) it's not very pretty, and it's definitely not pedestrian friendly. However, it's paved and I can walk on it (as long as I keep an eye out for speeding semis) so it will do.
I was however, lamenting the fact that it would be highly unlikely to find any road treasures here. Then, as I rounded the corner today, I found one! And it's an awesome one!It's a road SWEATER! And it's my size!
It needs a good wash, but seriously, how cool is that? Rocky likes it too (it's 30 % wool!)And now the moment you've all been waiting for!!!!!
Mom put all that pretty Fluffy Cat in the shop!C'mon.... you know you want it......