I can’t believe that time has flown by so fast. Today I got my first paycheck, it was nice. I also got paid from the 3 day place I was at last week. So in total it was almost close to a regular paycheck from the last place I worked at in May. Kind of nice. I am looking forward to getting my first real check from my employer, that should be a lot more money!
I discovered an intranet site that provides discounts on lots of things from clothes, cell phones, computers, parking, etc. There are some nice perks. I get a better deal on my cell phone than they can provide so I will keep what I have, even if they are paying the bill.
Speaking of which, I got my phone enrolled in their Mobile Device Management software so that I can get e-mail on my phone. They really lock things down and take away your ability to be the administrator of your phone. Plus if you leave they will wipe your device, no questions and no exceptions. That doesn’t make me happy but I understand it.
I went out with the hot guy earlier this week and time got away from us. I hit him up again to see if he wanted to go out last night or tonight. He made plans for tonight but never followed up on them. I pursued him and he told me that he wanted to work rather than play, that really was a major disappointment to me. I mean it’s for the best because I really need to pack but it still hurt. I really felt the rejection and I am sure he probably didn’t mean anything by it. I wonder if he even still likes me after the few things I shared with him. He doesn’t know that I am gay but I suspect that he may suspect it. Call me overbearing but I just sent him a friend request on Facebook to see if he will accept it, that in it’s self will say a lot to me.
So the training program I am in is moving along. I am learning the bulk of what I am supposed to learn but they aren’t following the schedule to a T. That bothers me but I am highly organized and used to following a schedule. I was able to talk with HR today. The Openly Gay button I found out just gets you lots of surveys in your in box. Glad I didn’t check that one. I finished the benefits enrollment and turned in my parking paperwork. So everything should be all set. I got the better vision plan for $5 per paycheck and that is totally worth it because it covers frames, lenses, etc. Plus you get 1 free exam per year. Now all I have to do is wait until the 15th and then go change the contribution percentage that comes out of my check for the 401K. I will reduce it from 6% which is automatic to more like 1 or 2% which will be much more affordable. Once the match starts in a year I may be able to afford to bump that up.
I have heard from my cat sitter each and everyday. Thus far everyone is doing well. No diarrhea from Big Boy so my guess is that will happen tonight so I come home to it tomorrow. I am not looking forward to the drive back, but I am looking forward to seeing everyone and sleeping in my own bed.
I like the bed here but there is nothing like your own bed. I really started to feel the stress of the trip hitting me this morning. I have vowed to get to bed earlier and earlier each night but it just doesn’t happen. Well tonight it should. I will be watching a couple of my favorite shows (hopefully they air here) and should be packing and getting ready to go to bed and check out in the morning.
My boss talked with me yesterday and apologized but she neglected to inform me that I also support one other office. It’s about 2 hours away. So easy 1 day trip up and back. No worries and I am also glad that I made them come up with the extra money. It seems like from what I see that only a couple people here really work and everyone else is quick to goof off, go on break and sit around and chat. Plus I also found out that the 1 week of training at home has been reduced to 3 days. I am not happy about that but I will have to fly sooner rather than later and hopefully by that point I will be confident enough to take the reins and run with it.
Okay, so off to the races. Talk with you peeps over the weekend at some point. I will be driving back here on Sunday. Be well and thanks again for your support and readership!