Monday, October 04, 2004

Honest Day's Work for an Honest Guy

Friday was a typical first day at the job - you know: sign this, sign that, smile for the camera, bend over, cough - first day stuff.

Then the horrors began. Right about the time I would normally settle in for my 10:30 siesta, followed by lunch, followed by the noon snooze - THEY GAVE ME WORK!!!! And even worse - I LEFT MY BOURBON IN THE CAR!!!! Fortunately, they gave me a new highlighter, so I huffed on it all afternoon while reading up on stuff. I'm hoping no one noticed my flourescent pink nose . . .

Seriously though - it was nice. No stupid pep talks; no empty promises. No ass-kissing. It looks like a pretty professional operation, and that makes me wonder just why they hired me. Man - I just can't stop ripping on myself. What can I say? My self-loathing knows few bounds.

In any case, I spent today reading up on Radiation Therapy Planning, and if you think that sounds like fun, I'm here to tell you - it's not. Let's just go ahead and replace "reading up" with "desperately stabbing myself in the leg with a pen to stay awake". It wasn't too bad, really - I felt like I was back in college - only instead of hot coeds ignoring me, it was the three guys in my little cube block.

So all-in-all, things at the new job are okay. They don't think I'm crazy - yet, but I'm confident I can scare them soon.

5 comments:

Farrell said...
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Farrell said...

LOL! I warned you that you might have to actually DO something at your new job...

Gordon said...

Congrats on the new job! If you ever need suggestions on office time wasters, let me know - I can turn a 30 foot trip for coffee into a major league adventure.

Gordon

Anonymous said...

Brain - Can I get a new highlighter?

Anonymous said...

The bigger question is: How fast is the internet connection? Do they monitor your activity? What are the specs for your new computer? Damn it! We have to world to over throw, and if your change of jobs has slowed down our plans, then there will be a can opened up on your ass!

Aaron