First day at work!!!

Journal Entry
Created: 05/18 04:18 PM
Modified: 05/18 04:56 PM
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So the first day of work is almost over. Started off with many apprehensions, many expectations but with an open mind all the while; and its just been great. I had not really thought much about the place before; therefore I was all game for whatever I was gonna see. Most of the things have surprised me gladly; specially the attitude of the people here which has been fantastic till now. My “boss”, Neil Brown, though being really really tall, is an extremely pleasant person to work with. All the people are really helpful and always smiling.

The place where I am gonna work has four more people out of whom, three are Chinese. What surprised me was the warmth with which they three received me. They are really nice and hope to have a great time with them. The table I am gonna work for the next ten weeks is great…with my own computer, a telephone, cabinets etc.

I was taken on a quick tour of the whole facility by Neil and he introduced me to most of the people working here, the different labs and so on. Had lunch later on, after which I sat down with an HR pro to finish off some paperwork. Then finally I was introduced to the project I would be doing here – relating to gold plating for a customer. We are studying different processes and would finally choose the best one after studying the various responses. I would be working with Yuo, a nice chinese lady. Though it becomes really difficult to understand her at times because of her pronunciation, but I guess I would get used to her soon enough. There were times like when she was explaining a process through a presentation and I wouldn’t understand a thing. After she would finish, I would just quickly read the slide
again and tell her what I understood. And she would be like ‘Yesss, yesss’ 🙂

On the whole, it’s been a great first day. The only thing that sucks for now is that my computer is not yet hooked up to the internet. There is some problem with the port or the cable. The connections guy would be here on Monday, so nothing for now. Also, I would be introduced to a New Hire Orientation presentation on Monday and also to the safety aspects of working in a plant.

One more thing that sank my heart a little was that I would be TAXED. Yeah…the little money I make here is also gonna be taxed by the government here. So it kinda sucks but well…this is how it is and no one can do anything about it. Also, I have to gonna open a bank account here where I would getting direct deposits instead of the company sending my ‘valuable’ paychecks by mail at home.

Well nothing more actually happened worth mentioning. The work place is really cosy unlike the rainy chilly weather outside right now. I can get tea, coffee, or coke as much as I want. I gotta go now and see when Chacha would be ready to go back home. I better start driving here. It would be great fun.

Really excited to see how the next ten weeks are going to work for me.

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