No disrespect to other places I've worked, but the Town of Cochrane has its act together.
When I arrived Monday morning, my boss was waiting for me. The first thing she did was show me the coffee room (complete with coffee maker burbling away). Then I got my computer login, name tag, voicemail password and schedules for upcoming publications. Then she took me on a tour of the entire office and introduced me. Since I was wearing my brand new name tag, everyone knew who I was. Especially since I had been introduced by email as well.
Today we have a team get-together after work. I think there may be wine.
Like I said: they have their act together.
Yes, I'm still here
Unlike a few other people I know, I'm not neglecting my blog in favour of Facebook.
The truth is that things have been in a bit of turmoil lately. They're settling down, but I'm not promising regular updates just yet.
Tomorrow is my last day at work (which also means my last evening on the couch with the work laptop). I'm leaving the University of Calgary and taking on the challenge of communications for the Town of Cochrane.
Yes, I live in Cochrane. My commute will go down to about three minutes from 35. That means I should save about $12,000 in fuel per week. If the Town doesn't charge for parking, that's another few mortgage payments. I'm close enough to go home for lunch, but I probably won't. Come September, I'll use my lunch to take Brett to preschool.
I start June 25, so I have a few days off in the meantime. If I hadn't cleared all my personal pictures off this laptop I'd post some new ones. You'll just have to wait a little bit longer, I guess.