Thursday, October 8, 2009

First Day at my New Job

Today was my first day!

I was up at 6:30am and ready for a work a half an hour before it was time to go. Did I mention that I love not having a commute?

When I got there, I met the other people in my class (my training class is tiny!) and we were welcomed with breakfast! We had a bunch of presentations, took a tour of the area and did some studying. I have to say, the environment felt so positive and welcoming, I really enjoyed myself. And there was a steady supply of green tea.

So much studying though! I spent the last two days studying for about 6 or 7 hours a day. Then again tonight I spent 5 more hours at it. And I feel like I'm barely scratching the surface. We've been assigned about 80 pages of dense reading each night, plus assignments and tests. I try to read through everything twice to really cement it in my head, but with only 24 hours in a day, it's not always possible.

I don't mind though. It's fun to play student again, I get a kick out of being a keener, and it's only for two weeks anyway. After that I write my exam and we start the normal training. And the material is interesting enough, although sometimes after a few pages I find myself reading the same sentence over and over.

The other thing I will mention is that John's last day of work is tomorrow. He decided to leave his job as it wasn't a good fit for him, so he's taking a few weeks to figure out what he wants to do next. We were just waiting to make sure I got this job before that happened. He's not as comfortable putting his life's details on the world wide web for everyone to read as I am, so feel free to give me a call or I can call any of you guys if you would like to hear more.

Ooh, I almost forgot. I think we're doing a turkey dinner this year! I think that's a big milestone for us, we're really grown-ups now! I'm in charge of desserts, I think I'm going to make pumpkin pie squares and turkey cupcakes. Hopefully we have at least five people coming to join us, but not everyone has confirmed yet. I'm really excited!


  1. Thanks for the update - really mixed feelings about your news. I'm so pleased that you had a good first day. Sounds like you've found a much better fit than the first time. Give John a hug for me - I know he'll find the right place for him in no time.

  2. Glad to hear that things are going well although you are spending a heck of a lot of time with your head in a book. Hope you love the job and all the studying is worth it!

    Tell John to hang in there, I'm sure with all the opportunities Toronto has to offer, he will find a job that is the right fit.

    Looking forward to more posts and take some photos of that turkey dinner for us, turkey cupcakes - what next!