First Week at My New Job

Friday, February 01, 2013

Boy, did this week fly by. I got in quite a bit of walking too, with the temps in the earlier part of the week so warm, I went to the parking garages and walked in them at lunch time. My office still isn't ready so I stay at the other site for a while. I've been studying and learning the ins and outs of what I'm going to be doing. It'll take a few months to get trained to the point I can go on my own somewhat. I'm figuring about a year to get comfortable with what i'm doing. Then after a year of data collecting we will be getting reports back and a new cycle of learning will begin on how to effectively use the data.

I finally broke my earlier low, I'm now at 235. That felt real good to see this morning. I'm keeping the surgeons appointment on the 12th. I start "official" training the first week in March and my days will be pretty regimented then. I have a month to get all the reports and data dumps set up from all the different systems the hospital uses. That is a tall order. I've ordered up to date coding books (man are they expensive). Set up notebooks with all the requirements and am totally wiped out mentally.

I'm taking it easy this weekend. Manual work around the house and yard, shopping, walking the dog, church...things like that. I'm not going to think about WORK work until Monday. I've spent 16 hours a day studying and organizing. Enough for the week.

I left the lights on in my truck yesterday when I drove home in the snowstorm. Battery was dead as a doornail this morning at oh dark thirty. Took hubby's truck in and came back later this afternoon to drop him off at work. I'm leaving in a few to have him drop me off during his lunch and heading for bed and some Dog Whisperer videos. I'll call AAA tomorrow when I'm rested and can deal with it.

I'm shooting for as close to 220's as I can make it for the surgeon's appt. I'll take 229. That's only 6 pounds. After the appt., I'll be more reasonable. Just want him to say, good job or something like that. Not, "YOU ONLY LOST...." Don't want that ringing in my ears for the next 6 months.
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    A new job can be exciting and oh , so hard, at the same time. Wishing you much success with the job and your health. emoticon
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    1933 days ago
    Congrats on your new job! Try to be a sponge and soak up as much learning as you can. At the same time, be kind to yourself and patient. It will pay off in the long run.
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