Please don’t misunderstand – I’m extremely grateful to have a job, and a good job at that!
The people at the new firm are very easy to work with, the commute is short and usually uneventful, and thus far my duties have not been mind-boggling. While I expect the work load to increase dramatically in the next couple of weeks (once I’ve acclimated to the new procedures and computer system), I don’t expect it will ever be as stressful as the place I just left.
I do, however, miss having a door I could shut, and a window (actually, lots of windows!)
Once again, I find myself working in a converted large house. My husband scoffed when I came home the first day and told him I believed my new work space used to be one of the linen closets (see photo at the head of this post). But at least it’s my space, and it’s not a cubicle set with dozens of other cubicles into one large area.
I’ve been told that the firm will soon be expanding into adjacent space currently occupied by another attorney and his staff, who will be moving in a month or so. Maybe at that point (if I’ve proved myself worthy), I can score a larger “office” – certainly something to look forward to.
Meanwhile, I’ll work my not-so-little butt off so that my much-admired new boss doesn’t regret having hired me.
And just so I won’t feel too claustrophobic, I created a “window” on that huge computer monitor, using this photo for the display:
The kinks will work themselves out in no time. For now, I intend to enjoy some nice relaxing wine and an early bedtime. ‘Night, all.
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