Monday, February 07, 2005

The First Day (again)

So, today was my first day back at Boeing. It went much better than I expected, which was a pleasant suprise.
So, I turned up at the plant at about 8AM. I didn't have a badge, so I had to go get a new one first thing. There was some waiting around, but luckily Frontiers (the Boeing corporate magazine) had a pretty interesting article about Howard Hughes. They've updated the badges a little bit. My new badge has a smartcard chip on it. I don't know what it's for... but it looks pretty sweet. Another new addition to my badge was a the letter "N". Because of recent scandals they have to mark people that are new employees (been there less than 3 years) to show that there might be a possible conflict of interest if the person is part ofcontract negotiations.
Anyways, it takes a while for my new badge to get me access to the buildings... so I had to stalk around a little bit by the doors to get in, but I don't think anyone really noticed (I'm kind of a pro at stalking, but don't tell Weird Al Yankovic). And even if someone had noticed, I would have been ok because I now had a badge.
As soon as I got to my desk, I left to go to a performance review for one of my projects (one that I worked on as an intern)... for 2 hours. And then the morning was done. So I spent most of the rest of the day on the phone trying to get my computer sorted out. There was a slight problem... basically it hasn't been loaded properly, so I didn't really have access to anything. And just like that... the day was done. If every day I work goes by this quickly... I'll be a happy boy. I already have about a 50% workload after my first day. And as soon as one guy gets back from vacation, he's going to give me the other half of my work.
The only bad part about today was that I was EXTREMELY tired. I was so excited about today that I couldn't fall asleep last night. I didn't get to sleep until after 4AM, and I woke up at about 6:40AM. I'm going to blame the lack of humor in this post to my lack of sleep. Bye.


Anonymous said...

Hey! I've been checking our your blog the past few days. I just accepted a job offer to work with Boeing in Seattle this May. It's great to get a first hand account of what it's like to start work there. Hope you keep posting. Good luck!

Adam Phillabaum said...

I'll try to keep up. I've been pretty busy... but if I think of anything interesting to write about, I'll fill you in.