So, today was day 2 of my new career at BAC. I know you’re all dying to know the specifics, so here goes:
The benefits are so good that it took 4-1/2 hours to go through them. But, I was fed and appeased with chocolate, so I didn’t complain.
There appears to be no personal Internet use allowed. I learned this by attempting to check my personal e-mail, and getting a big red X instead. Ooopsie.
I found the kitchen & bathroom, but it took me 10 minutes to find my cube this morning. I haven’t yet had lunch in the kitchen, so I don’t know the details. (Such as, do they have an adequate salt supply?) I think there is a toaster, because someone in my row o’cubes made a waffle this morning.
Oh yeah, I have a cube. This is a toughie. I’ve had an office for four of the past 5-1/2 years. I feel like someone is going to sneak up on me, and I can hear everything. I wonder if I can listen to my iPod on my headphones?
The people seem nice, but I met about a million of them and can’t remember who I met, let alone their names or what they do. I know 5 people I will work with on a daily basis, and I know where their cubes are on the farm, so that’s good for now. Oh, and I know the help desk phone #, even though I don’t know my own.
The commute is another toughie. I took the Red Line yesterday. That was a mistake. The morning was okay, because I get on at the second stop, so I got a seat (I also got a large woman practically sitting in my lap, but whatever). The ride home was awful. Then the traffic was awful. Then I got off a different exit and got lost, eventually ending up right where I started (its a longer story than that, but it makes me look really stupid, so I’ll spare you).
Today I ventured on to the commuter rail. It was much nicer, but pricier. Well worth it. I had a seat, I knew what time it got in and left, and I even bought a twelve ride ticket until I order a monthly pass through BAC. Luckily, I was not on this train. That could have soured my train experience.
All in all, BAC is a good experience so far. As much as I miss my martini guzzling, fried mac and cheese eating, ugly chair picking outing, TAC coworkers, I think I’ll be happy at BAC. As soon as I figure out how to get in with my key card and without causing a security breach. That’s my goal for tomorrow!