I finished week 1 of the new job, although I’m still training so I haven’t actually done my job yet. But it’s great! I’m learning all about radiation and it’s just neat that science has become fun once again. At the end of each day, my head felt like it was going to explode–in a good way. I had many questions, and the environment was so supportive I felt very much at home. Everyone is so laid back, there’s no dress code, and you can work whatever way you want. We had a training schedule, but we completely deviated from it, and that was OK. Love it!
And my boss–I can tell we’re going to get along fabulously. He’s actually been with the company since its inception almost 20 years ago. He told me how it’s great to bring in new people with new ideas, and however I wanted to set up my workspace was fine. For example, I have a work laptop that I use, and I was telling him how I used a dual monitor setup at my previous job. He said if I would like dual monitors, he could have that set up for me. If I wanted a detached keyboard, that would be cool too.
It’s a very homey and green environment. They use solar panels and geothermal heating for the building. Heck, I want to install geothermal heating in my own house at some time. They have a fridge with free soda, and then each department takes turns cleaning up the kitchen every week. They have actual dishes and coffee mugs for people to use, and then a dishwasher which is run every evening. I like how it makes me feel more responsible for everything.
The only downside is I was going to try to wean myself off of caffeine, but that’s not happening now. There’s so much going on I feel I need to keep on top of it, and so I’m still drinking coffee and have, unfortunately, gotten back in the habit of drinking caffeinated soda. But if that’s the worst thing I’m doing, I suppose I can’t complain. 🙂