Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Good and Bad: UPDATED

"Wonderful" team building activity they put us through in a hotel ballroom last week.

I've never been afraid of change, but I do think I'm starting to see why other people aren't in love with it. It's been a crazy couple of weeks starting my new job. I love the people I work with and the students (doesn't always work that way), but I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. Here's my cursory summary before I have to leave this morning.

The building is under construction.
I had to move a lot of boxes, file cabinets, small couches from upstairs to downstairs without an elevator.
No one has time to train me nor really help me get situated.
Still don't have access to necessary computer data. Printer doesn't work.
Building still isn't temperature controlled.
Have to start at 7:00 am .
Commute is 35 minutes.
I ran out of gas two days ago.

I can now email and have a working phone.
The students I've met so far are amazing.
I've already met a few people who I think will become good friends.
I have a huge office with a window.
Chris has been really supportive and didn't even mind that I pretty much blew off his birthday last week.
My sitters have all shown up consistently and my children seem to like them all. (I have six to cover the three weeks until their school starts.)
I'm home by 4 or 4:30 so I can spend more time with my kids than my last job.
We get great health insurance.

Gotta run - already running late and it's only 6:01 AM!!!!


blackbird said...

It doesn't sound SO bad - and the good list is REALLY good, I truly appreciate the insurance.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ben staying, I know that has to be heartbreaking and I dread the day that I will go through that.

Maybe the new job will be a bit of a distraction until the initial pain wears off.

Anonymous said...

bummer...i check daily (sometimes more) to see if there was an update on Ben...i really thought he would come back...well he will, for visits, but not the same, i know.

lucky young man to be so loved by you and his dad!!!

start of school is always stressful...for kids, teachers, and parents!


Julia said...

oh I'm sad about Ben, I've been checking for an update.... your job sounds good though!

M. said...

I've been checking to see what Ben's decision was ... I'm so sorry that he's changed his mind again. I'm sure it's been horrible to go through this - again - for all of you.

At least the new job is giving you a few good distractions!

TBG said...

My heart sank hearing about Ben staying in Green Bay but he is just not ready, I agree with Chris I think it is only a matter of time before he moves. It is hard to go against your mother and I am sure she made it very difficult for him.

Enjoy the new job soon enough all things will fall into place there!