First Day in the Real World

Today was my first day of work!!! Technically our first two weeks are training, but it definitely qualifies as work ๐Ÿ™‚ We got our laptops and phones set up, saw our desks, met our mentors, and had some great orientations! It was a busy day, but then we had Happy Hour Monday at 5:30 pm. Our class turned out to be bigger than I had imagined. I kept thinking we were around a class of 12, but we are actually a class of 18!

I did end up waking up pretty early to go to spin class with my sister. Because I was going to get ready for work at the gym, I brought all my work clothing with me ๐Ÿ™‚ My sister was a sweetheart and helped me get ready (blowdrying my hair, etc.). Then I was off!!

For breakfast I had a protein shake, Kind bar, fruit, and most importantly, coffee! I love black coffee!

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Morning training went well. We got our laptops, set up Outlook, our phones, and learned a bit about what to expect! We obviously also played an ice breaker game of Bingo to get to know each other better since we are such a big class! For lunch, my mentor took me and other co-workers in my group out to lunch. We went to Green Papaya, a Thai restaurant. We ordered chicken dumplings as our appetizer and then I ordered chicken cashew and a Thai iced tea for my main meal! It was delicious. We had a great time chatting and learned even more about each other and the work that I’ll be doing ๐Ÿ™‚

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I wanted it out up a couple pictures of my desk/office. My whiteboard was decorated so well ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to bring in my photos and other decorations to make this space truly my own. I’m even thinking about ordering a yoga ball to sit on since I’m going to sitting in this office for a good majority of the day!

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For dinner I had two smallish meals. The first was at the happy hour (not my healthiest dinner, I admit). I had a small piece of pizza and two rolls from Bertucci’s, a beer, and some shaved ice. My second meal was essentially the left over dinner from last night – a tortilla with chicken, black beans, cheese, and corn. For dessert, I ate chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ Totally deserved it after a successful first day at work!!

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I’m sorry the rest of the post/pictures didn’t upload the first time! I was having some technical difficulties.

– Alessa

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