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Bruce, Caroline

A Little More Detail

Maybe a little more detail about my first day on the job would be in order here.
I arrived at work more or less when I wanted to. The driver of the cab had parked right by a light stand, which had collected a bit of ice, which I proceeded to slip on and in no time I was lying underneath the cab. I got out from there, eventually, fingers bleeding. And it was with this dignified entrance that I proceeded into the building. A very nice lady bandaged my bleeding fingers and I was on my way.
have a lot of getting used to to do. First of all, I'm in a cubicle, not an office. This is tough, because I'll feel as though I'm under constant surveilance. Next, I have zero administrative privileges with the computer they've given me. This is frustrating, because every little change I want to make to my system now must go through channels, even down to the creation of keyboard shortcuts for programs I frequently use. I'm used to having more or less carte blanche when it comes to making modifications to my desktop and so on that I feel would assist me.

Lunch was nice. I must say the people have all been very nice to me. Who knows how long this will last. A co-worker and long-time friend bought me lunch, a cheese dog and a bowl of really yummy chicken rice soup. Thanks, Virginia.

All in all, I feel way out of my element, I feel the smallest of all possible small fishes, and it's at times like this I really wish I had a wife I could come home to for support.

The middle finger of my right hand is throbbing, and I should try to get some more sleep. Among those who read this, I want to thank everyone who lent me their support last night, particularly Allison as always.


OOOOOOOh I am sorry about that fall! As for the lack of admin privileges, I'd bet that will be rectified in no time. You do have the right to set up keyboard shortcuts, and hopefully as you get more ensconced thre you'll get more privileges.