Saturday, August 16, 2008

First Day Jitters

Monday is day one at ANJ. I'm excited about starting and moving on with my new life.

At the same time I am really nervous about the first day. For those of you who have read my blog for any amount of time it should come as no surprise that I like to have all my ducks in a row. I like to know what's going to happen and when. To put it succinctly, I am a control freak.

So here are the things I'm worried/anxious about and I emailed the person who I believe to be my supervisor yesterday but she did not respond.
  • Who is my supervisor?? It wasn't on my offer letter even though I saw other offer letters they wrote that did say who the supervisor was. I asked during my orientation and the office manager wasn't sure. I have some assumptions about who my supervisor is, but I'd just like to know.
  • What time should I get there? I know I should expect an 8 hour day but I don't know what time to start. I know they're quite flexible, but for my first day I feel like someone should have given me some guidance so I'd know what time to show up.
  • Where should I park? They have a rather small lot and I know that the employees are welcome to use it as long as they're prepared to move a couple of times throughout the day. I don't know if there are any other rules that go along with parking, and I'm worried I'll park in someones space or too close or too far away so others can't get in.
  • Where do I go when I get there? Do I go see the office manager? Do I go see the person who I think is my supervisor? Do I go to my office even though they told me there is a chance that it won't be ready by the time I get there so there is another desk they'd put me at temporarily?

The only thing I'm really not worried about is what I'll do when I get there. My team is under a huge deadline this week so I know they'll be really busy so I'm expecting they'll either want me to look things over, or not really have much for me to do to help. Either way, I have some things I can do and still feel productive. They sent me documents to look over that I've had little time to do more than glance at. I also had a conversation with "my supervisor" on Tuesday about both of us taking a specific type of stats class and I said I would start looking up what was available.

It's like the first day of school all over again... where's my homeroom, where's my locker...


~VP~ said...

I hear you!! I'm a control freak too and your blog posting today reminded me of myself :-) Good luck on Monday!! I'm sure everything will go fine.

Psychgrad said...

Have a great first day. I'm sure you'll get all of those details sorted out quickly.

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Good luck!! I feel the same way (about control), but I know you'll find your way around quickly.