Ch Ch Changes

4 Mar

As many of you know, I’m leaving my job at TAC (Tiny Ass Corporation) for a job at a BAC (Big Ass Corporation).  I’m excited but nervous.  Here are some of my concerns:

How does the Commuter Rail actually work?  Who do I pay?  What if I miss my train? 

What if the people I work with don’t like me?  What if they don’t think I’m funny, and find the fact that I play Guitar Hero all night weird rather than endearing?  Will they find my constant Friends references cute or annoying? 

Will I be able to play on the Internet all day?  (Not like I do that now, of course).

Who will I eat lunch with?  Is there a microwave & a toaster?  Are there little cups from the seventies that are just the right size for my Egg Beaters? 

Will my new boss take us out to lunch when the snow pile melts?  Do they even have snow piles in Boston?

Will my coworkers care if I run at lunch and then stink for the rest of the day?

How many more pounds will I gain with a Starbucks right across the street?

These are the things that keep my anal retentive Virgo self up at night.


5 Responses to “Ch Ch Changes”

  1. Becca March 4, 2008 at 11:41 pm #

    Congratulations! I have several questions too.

    1. You run at lunch? Don’t you need to shower after? (Maybe you answered that but I choose to believe you shower somewhere).

    2. How could you even consider taking a job where you wouldn’t be able to play on the Internet all day?

    3. Who wouldn’t like you?

    And now the things I can answer.

    1. Do not mention Guitar Hero in the first month.

    2. Lunch with the boss is to be avoided, not hoped for.

    3. This is the most important advice I can give you both for this specific thing and about life in general:

    There is always another train.

  2. Julie March 5, 2008 at 7:56 am #


    1. Yes, sometimes. I sometimes shower at the gym next to work, but sometimes I just slather on the baby powder and hide in my office. I’m lazy like that.
    2. I didn’t think it would be appropriate to bring up the interview process 🙂
    3. Awww, thanks!

    Your answers are very helpful. Do you want to come with me on my first day to make sure I get on the right train? I think I should wear a sticker that says “My Name is Julie. I Belong at Address. Please Help me Get There Safely”.

    Oh wait. That would make my new coworkers think I’m weird, wouldn’t it?

  3. Mare March 5, 2008 at 8:09 am #

    I had many of these fears when I did my postdoc in Philly. Remember, you are smarter and cuter than 90% of public transit riders so people will be more than happy to help you. Leave early and ask three people to make sure you are in the right place (just don’t let other people hear you repeating the question).

    I think Becca did a good job on the rest.

  4. monnik March 5, 2008 at 9:41 am #

    Congrats on the new job! I’m sure the folks at BAC will love you, Guitar Hero, stinky afternoons and all.

    I work for what I refer to as GAB (Giant Ass Bank) and our office just put in showers and locker rooms so that we can take a quick shower after we run at lunch. Perhaps they were tired of smelly workers. Who knows..

  5. Jodi Scheib March 16, 2008 at 7:16 pm #

    Hey- as a fellow TAC colleague, I hope you know you will be missed!

    But, alas, some final words of advice as you venture your way into BAC land…

    1 In your first month- limit your “well, at my last job they ” to one time per week. After your sixth month – ditch all references to the TAC
    2. try to avoid any references to “SEVEN” or “the I WIN guy”
    3. Don’t tell the “is your friend retarded” story the first week.
    4. Any stories regarding red head #2 should be saved for the second week :).
    5. always assume they are monitoring your internet usage (and try to stay off the porn sites :)).

    Seriously though, they are going to LOVE you.
    Be prepared for the crazy people we work with to try and HUG you this week (YUCKKKKK!!!!!) and try not to cry:).
    Proud of you girl :)!

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