Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Memories of Paperwork Past

So, T minus 8 days until I start work again. And I'm actually pretty excited... but I'm also dreading what lay directly in front of me.
Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited to be moving to Seattle, but I'm not really excited about moving to Seattle. Normally moving isn't a too big of a deal because I really don't have that much stuff (a couch, a bed, a dresser, and a BBQ comprise most of my worldly possesions). I can easily fit it all into my Dad's truck, but alas, the truck is in Arizona right now. So, when I realized that Boeing will hire a company to move my stuff for me... I thought that that would be a great deal. Nope. So, they're picking my stuff up on Tuesday the 1st. And they'll be dropping it off on Monday... the 14th. And to be honest, I could almost care less about that. I'm just not a fan of not being in control of the situation.
Anyways, the paperwork is already coming in. Paperwork for the movers, paperwork for the corporate credit card, paperwork for moving expenses, paperwork for more paperwork (yes its funny, but no... its not a joke). When I went back to school, Boeing had left somewhat of a bad taste (not really bad, its like Tuna packed in water instead of oil. Still tasty-as-all-get-out, but could better) in my mouth and over the schoolyear that has faded into the background. But, getting large packets of paper is bringing it right back up to the front. Once I get going, and I'm just one of the cogs in the corporate machine... I won't have to do so much paperwork. I guess its just the paperwork to install a cog that is a pain.
Sorry its been so long since I've posted, but I really haven't had much to say about my "professional" life lately, since it's been on hold while I transition out of college.


Anonymous said...

You probably know this already, but they'll also pay for a hotel in Seattle for *two weeks* while you're looking for a place to live. That would make the part about having no furniture not so bad...

I'll be there over spring break, and I'm going to drag my father to an M's game, if you're interested in skipping work...

Adam Phillabaum said...

skipping work? sounds like fun to me.

Of course, I have no idea who you are... so that might be kind of weird.

Anonymous said...

Oh, damn it.

This is Margo.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any tips about making a good impression as a Boeing intern? I just got an internship this summer and I'd like to impress them so I can get a full time job next year after graduation.

Adam Phillabaum said...

Do your work.
Don't be annoying. This is pivitol. If you think you've got a funny comment to say... hold it in. Because 90% of the time... its not funny, and it makes you look like an ass.
Don't sit around and read news websites all summer long.
Actively look for cool projects to work on.
Impress your boss.
Be willing to learn whatever you need to.
Be willing to work extra if you need to.

I'm sure there is more. I just don't feel like thinking.