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14 April 2003 @ 06:45 pm
first day @ zurich  
well. i think i love my new job :D

i have my own desk/workstation! and computer, phone, email address, a zurich pen & coffee mug... even my own phone number! :D so i'm feeling very professional in my new position; plus the atmosphere of the workplace is generally relaxed and friendly, which makes it easy to work in. this is a big jump from being just another ordinary regie chick, and my dad said to me tonight, "welcome to the business world!". if this is the business world, then i think i might like to stay. it's only early days, but first impressions do mean a lot, and getting off to a good start always helps.

i spent the morning just reading stuff on the computer, human resources and the like. it got a little boring after lunch, so then my supervisor showed me how to log into the claims databases i'll be using, and then i spent the rest of the afternoon out in reception, learning how to use the switchboard and do the mail, because as of thursday until the end of the month, i'll be the receptionship while the other woman is on holidays. i was much happier once i was doing stuff and not just sitting there reading, as interesting as it was. i spent a lot of the morning wondering what i could bring in to add life to my desk (like photos, mementos, etc), ha.

the only downfall is that almost everyone there is a fair bit older than i... most of them are married, have kids, etc; they're friendly and kind, but i still feel so young. guess this can be a good thing though. sometimes i worry that at 22, i'm already too old. hello, reality check. besides, i still haven't met everyone in the office. 21 of us in all, i think. or maybe it's 20; i forget.

so, my first day went well; and i really think i'm going to like this job. so much to learn, so many new things to take in; but i like it that way. yes, i think i made the right decision in choosing this job.

ps: thankyou sparkleoflife and snowcanwait for the goodluck text messages! i received them at lunch today, and completely made me smile :)
hearts streaked across the skies: by your sidelikeyesterday on April 14th, 2003 02:26 am (UTC)
<3, i'm glad you had a wonderful time!!!! i knew you'd do well!!
carmelitatoomanystars on April 14th, 2003 02:56 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad it went well for you! :)
And come the dawn I'll be long gone: water-lily__electrique on April 14th, 2003 03:15 am (UTC)
Yay!!! I'm so glad you like the new job!!
winterswitchery on April 14th, 2003 04:56 am (UTC)
Glad you seem to like it so far!

Don't worry, when I had started my last job, I was nineteen in a building
where the average age was about 28-32. In my division, the oldest women
were nearly fifty, and the youngest past forty. I was definitely the youngin!
for the heart is an organ of fire: aloneindiansummers on April 14th, 2003 05:10 am (UTC)
i'm so glad you love it, it must be really encouraging. :-)
L.discountsatori on April 14th, 2003 06:15 am (UTC)
I've been the "young one" at a lot of my jobs, too. It's not too bad -- a lot of people talk to you simply because you are the youngest and they find your age to be some kind of novelty. Heh.

I'm glad you're enjoying your job!
unraveled on April 14th, 2003 07:21 am (UTC)
I told you it would go well! I'm glad you like it. And it's funny because I've also been thinking of ways to liven up my desk. It just seems so plain. And don't worry about being the youngest one there. I've always been the youngest at every job I get, including this one. I don't mind, though, because I tend to gravitate more to older people anyway. Anyway, I hope you start to get into the flow of things during the rest of this week!
charmedquark on April 14th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC)
yay =)
i'd rather be a mystery: take to the s k ymordainlove on April 14th, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)
wow.... that sounds like a GREAT job. i'm so happy to hear that your jobhunting turned out so well for you... hehehe, how cute about the pen and desk and mug and phone number! no wonder you feel all professional. ;) you go girl~!
Nicky: valentinesolliekitty on April 14th, 2003 12:09 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!! Glad you like your new digs!!

I'm also the youngest here too- most everyone is old enough to be my mother or father!!!!

Otherwise people are a good ten years older!!!

You get used to it- enjoy it- I find that they like having a "youngin" around!
jessicaskitzjez on April 15th, 2003 04:47 pm (UTC)
im glad that your new job is going well and i hope that it proves to be the job of your dreams. good things come to those who wait, and you deserve it
delicatewings on April 21st, 2003 02:23 am (UTC)

here i am leaving late comments again. hehehe.

i'm so glad you're liking your new job. you so deserve it. and eeep! i received your letter a few days ago and it really made my day! :D thank you so much. now that you're working i knwo you won't be able to respond as quickly but i still would love to continue being pen pals. hpe youdon't mind dear. ♥

    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 21st, 2003 02:34 am (UTC)
i love your late comments :)
and, honey, i love having penpals and writing snail mail letters, no matter how busy i am. so don't ever stop, because being busy won't ever be my excuse to stop writing :D
delicatewings on April 26th, 2003 01:21 am (UTC)
yay! :)