Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New beginnings

It's been a while eh? I've been busy packing up at the office, shredding countless documents, cleaning up the 'puter, sending out numerous emails, and handing over projects (while trying to suppress a "so long suckaaas!" cheer). And my last day at uni finally came. And it felt pretty good. Of course there are things I'll miss - like my colleagues, the easy pace of work, the cheap lunches. But overall, I'm glad to be moving onto bigger and hopefully better things.

Today was my first day at the new company. For the first time, I felt extremely Working Girl as I took the train into the CBD and walked to the new office, passing by other corporate-looking types in their pants and shirts and office suits. The good thing about my new company is that the dress code is still smart casual, and I can get away with wearing jeans to work. But maybe not in the first week of work. Gots to keep up a professional image for a while, 'yo.

Anyhoo, the first day went by pretty well. Highlights of the day were:
  • Tinkering around with my new laptop
  • Locking myself out of the system, and having to call Europe to reset the passwords (I stupidly forgot to write down the new password after setting it)
  • Attending my first ever team meeting, where the finance guy showed what looked like a chart of gibberish numbers to me
  • Having a nice lunch at a little cafe
  • Discovering the office pantry stocked booze in its fridge
Yep, it's a good start to the new year.

6 comments:

Deetourguide said...

Whoo Hoo, Working Girl! Only i hope u don't have the eighties permed/ teased hair and white tennis shoes combo ala Melanie Griffith! I know I've said it before, but huge congrats on the new job!

JellyGirl said...

hehe thanks! And no, Working Girl without the permed hair and tennis shoes! Nevah!

Li-er said...

Raffles Place? Which building? Oh...Congrats on your new job! Jia you! =)

Tym said...

Can wear jeans and booze in the office pantry? Heaven!

JellyGirl said...

Li-er: Thanks! And no, not Raffles Place,I'm closer to the Tanjong Pagar side. :)

Tym: Yep, although I don't think it would be wise to break out the booze so early on in my career!

Ang Ku Kueh said...

u work in Uni? wah...never knew, heheh...anyway, it's always good to leave and get out before it's too late.:) I've got to do the same soon.:)