My first work week at the new job is complete. I’m excited with how things are looking so far. The initial week at a large company can be daunting, mainly for security purposes. It’s no secret I’m (indirectly) working for Microsoft under a two year vendor contract.
It’s fair to say I’ll be much busier than I was at my previous job. This is a good challenge since my previous employer didn’t push me as much as I’d like. Yes, I’m ready for the test. My manager is helpful and direct. There are four of us who started last Monday and I’m probably the youngest of the four. Three of us are parents so we hope this will keep the work/life balance in check, a known pitfall at Microsoft.
As a unit, we should make a formidable team. I’ve felt comfortable enough to be myself already, unleashing some wickedly sarcastic comments. However, I need to keep it in check as to not offend others. Sarcasm can cause problems if people don’t know the person using it very well. I’m just so damn thrilled to socialize with people again outside my household.
Oh yeah, the campus… so big and with many perks. Free drinks such as pop, juice, Dr. Pepper, mineral water, and coffee. This is unfamiliar territory for me. It’s nice to feel pampered. The buildings display great works of art created by fellow employees.
Next week will be crazy busy as we get completely immersed in our work. I get Friday off though to celebrate my friend losing his “single” status. No better place to go than Mt. Bachelor. Speaking of single guys, there seem to be lots of them at Microsoft. I’m just saying. It’s nice to be a working stiff.