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I’ve been at the new job for almost 3 months now, and I’m still loving it.  My first impression of my manager and coworkers has turned out to be mostly accurate, so I’m glad about that.  Everyone here is really nice, though no matter how nice people are there will always be one or two people who insist on causing drama, but I just smile and ignore it.  The environment here is entirely different than what I’m used to from other jobs, and in all the best ways.  After working here for almost 3 months, I can honestly say that I hope I’m here for many years to come.

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Okay everyone, it’s time to lay down some groundwork when it comes to work behavior.  I was out of the corporate world for almost a year (stupid economy making it difficult to get a job) but now I’m back (hooray!) and am being reminded on a daily basis of all the little things that used to drive me insane.  So now I’ll share them with you!

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Today was the first day at the new job, and as of this morning I couldn’t decide what to feel.  Nervous?  Excited?  Scared?  Prepared?  I didn’t know.  I only knew the bare minimum of the job description, and had never even been inside the building since I’d been hired based on a phone interview and a recommendation from a friend who already works there.  I woke up early this morning to make sure I had time to shave and eat breakfast and still have a few minutes to sit still before heading off to work for the first time in 8 months.  When I pulled into the parking lot this morning I was ready.  I had every intention of facing the day head on and making it great.

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I started using a professional recruiter a little over a month ago to try and help me find a job.  Searching on my own was getting me nowhere; 4 months of unemployment and not a single interview.  The only offer I’d had was someone wanting me to drop out of school to work for beans.  Umm…no thanks.  The recruiter got a phone interview with a very reputable finance company in Dallas almost right away, but after the phone interview they never showed any interest and I was back to feeling hopeless again.  Soon after he managed to get me an in-person interview with yet another reputable financial company in Dallas and it went great.

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I can’t believe that it’s been almost two months since I last sat down to write.  When I first started this blog I didn’t foresee a time when weekly updates wouldn’t be the norm, but lately I’ve felt like I barely have time to get things done, let alone to sit down and babble about whatever’s on my mind.  It’s funny in a not-so-funny way, but ever since I lost my job and gained an extra 40 hours a week, I seem to have less time to get things done than before.  Did I somehow actually lose time?  Or has more just come up to fill in the gaps?  Or have I just lost the will to do anything but watch the hands on the clock spend ’round and ’round?

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