Today I started my new job as a contract employee at Ally Financial. I managed to be 3 minutes late. I know, I know. Not a good way to start but I headed down the road without my readers and knew I couldn't get very far at the office without them. I doubled back to the house and grabbed a pair and zipped down the highway to work.
The person I was to contact didn't seem overly enthusiastic to see me and I figured out later on that it was probably due to another co-worker being absent and it was most likely that gal who was supposed to be showing me the ropes.
With just a couple of calls to the Help Desk (actually was helpful for a change) I had my new laptop up and running and access to Outlook (yikes - new to me) and the company website. I had a couple of calls with the gals I'll be supporting and then spent the rest of the day reading documents and learning about Outlook using Microsoft's online tutorials.
They don't have a cafeteria in the building so you have to bring your lunch, eat out or order delivery. Today I had Jimmy John's deliver and ate by myself in their break room, surrounded by tables full of Indians - amazing.
Tomorrow I'm taking a lunch, once I figure out where I stuck my insulated lunch sack. And I'm packing an extra pair of readers in my laptop bag!