Yesterday I wanted to get going on some work, but first I needed to figure out where the printer was, get access to my boss’s calendar, etc. I’m trying to be more conscientious about making a list of what needs to be done, not putting things off etc, but at this point there isn’t a ton for me to do. In some ways this is good (gives me a chance to get settled) but in others I would rather just dive right in and feel busy and like I’m getting a lot accomplished. To make life even more interesting, my boss was in yesterday, but then she’ll be traveling the rest of the week. She’s emailed me a couple of things to do, so that’s good, but it’s still pretty slow for me at the moment.
I must say, I was slightly disappointed yesterday. No one offered to have lunch with me. You would think that someone would make a point of reaching out to me on my first day. Oh well. I guess it’s not a very social bunch of people. Not that I’m exactly a social butterfly, but being the new person is so awkward.
I must say though, I love the last few sentences of this introductory email sent out to the company.
“We also have a new team member in Marketing, Chris Breecher. Chris joins Unica as my executive assistant. Chris will be responsible for assisting me across a number of areas, including candidate interview support and scheduling. Chris joins us from Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and Polaris Venture Partners. In addition to being highly organized and efficient, Chris has a strong creative streak. She has worked as a costume designer and has invented successful products for scrapbookers.”