|One day down, (N) to go.
||[Oct. 1st, 2007|09:46 pm]
Survived the first day at the new job. Spent time filling out paperwork, getting parking sticker, campus ID, tour, lunch, desk, laptop, e-mail, phone, and all sorts of fun new things like that. Even did some official job function stuff, because even on the first day, I figured it was best to do some real work.
Upside: Campus is really small, and I should get to know most everyone pretty quick.
Downside: There's nothing in the middle of Weston. Food options scarce.
Upside: I have my own office! With a window! And a door that locks!
Downside: I'm in the basement, so the window starts at head level when standing. I don't expect much view. Plus, the office isn't in good shape at the moment.
Upside: Shiny almost new laptop!
Downside: They're PC-centric, with an Exchange server.
Upside: My building is one of the few on campus with WiFi!
Downside: See above. Plus, I get *zero* cell signal. See prior comment on the middle of Weston.
Upside: The College is at a turning point, really starting to make forward momentum.
Downside: Objects at rest, Newton's laws, must put up with the past while reaching for the future.
Upside: Better commute, shorter hours, more flexible time, more holidays.
Downside: Fewer sick days (but I don't use too many), longer lead times on picking vacation, going back to 3 weeks/year vacation.
Upside: Being very in charge of my own day to day.
Downside: I suspect the increased quantity of cycles used in the scheduler queue will slow down simple multitasking in favor of complex multitasking. We'll have to see how various algorithms perform under real world load averages.
Upside: New and exciting things to do!
Downside: New and exciting policies and procedures and cultures and politics to have to learn and adapt to.
Sometimes it is as hard to let go of the tiger as it is to hold on...
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