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WakingFromADream posted 7/28/2013 23:05 PM

Both in terms of starting my first thread here and with moving forward with my life. The first day of my new job is tomorrow. I am so scared and excited and anxious.

I spent most of today shopping for new clothes just to make sure that I had something to wear tomorrow. I'll probably just end up returning half of what I bought since I probably won't need it. It will be a big guess for what I'm really supposed to wear as it's business casual but I have no idea where on the spectrum it is supposed to fall as I haven't actually met any of my soon-to-be coworkers in person. I'm going for the business end and should be fine.

Oh my gosh oh my gosh OMG!!! I so need to chill out and get some sleep.

gma56 posted 7/28/2013 23:17 PM

WhooHoo! You go girl !
Sending mojo for a wonderful first day at the new job !!

Kajem posted 7/29/2013 03:44 AM

Good luck today. Come back and let us know how it went.



cayc posted 7/29/2013 07:25 AM

Good luck today! Please let us know how it goes.

Williesmom posted 7/29/2013 07:28 AM

Good luck!!

MovingUpward posted 7/29/2013 07:37 AM

Good Luck!!!

gahurts posted 7/29/2013 07:51 AM

Good Luck! I hope it all goes well.

cmego posted 7/29/2013 09:42 AM

Good luck!

BrokenSpirit50 posted 7/29/2013 11:52 AM

I hope today is going well for you! Keep us posted.

InnerLight posted 7/29/2013 13:20 PM

Business casual is one of the hardest dress codes to interpret. For men as well as for women. I'm excited for you. I hope it goes well today.


WakingFromADream posted 7/29/2013 23:47 PM

Ok, so I didn't sleep the best last night and woke up 20 minutes before my alarm but, my day went well. Spent the first half watching videos and filling out paperwork and the second half meeting lots of people and getting shown where things are.

I got the right level of dress as my new manager was dressed similarly except for differences in color. With all the people I met I got a good idea about the range of clothing that seems to be acceptable. I will have no problem targeting the middle and a few of my outfits will be better than that.

Then to top it off, when I got home, my first paycheck for the last three days of the month was already in my mailbox. That was a nice surprise and it will cover most of what I spent on clothes.

So, I'm coming from a background of working for small or very small companies. It is a huge culture shock for me to be coming into a place that has about 400 working in the building, a nice cafeteria, and an atm. I mean seriously, an atm in a private office building dedicated to one company.

Tomorrow should be nice as it is a short workday with a company picnic.

nowiknow23 posted 7/31/2013 16:21 PM

Yay! Such a positive way to begin!

Jrazz posted 7/31/2013 16:22 PM

All right, man!

I hope the picnic was fun. Things are definitely looking up!

ISPIFFD posted 8/1/2013 09:30 AM

Nice! Sounds like a great start

FaithFool posted 8/1/2013 11:22 AM

A picnic, great way to start off and get to know everyone.

Years ago I went from a tiny office to working for 200 lawyers with nearly as many support staff.

The cafeteria blew me away. And the firm had British origins so everything stopped at 3:00 pm on Fridays when the tea cart came around.

WakingFromADream posted 8/2/2013 20:15 PM

So, just checking back in. The picnic was nice. Good food, bags ( ), and beer. My coworkers seem to be very nice people. I think that I will have the chance to get some great experience and help to make some improvements.

So yay for now.

phmh posted 8/3/2013 14:06 PM

What a wonderful update. Great job and congrats!

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