It’s been a while since I assisted anyone at work, so when the Clinical Director asked me to help her out with something today, my knee-jerk reaction was to inquire, “Why? Are your fingers broken?” Then I remembered that, oh yes, helping her out is my job. She and a few other co-workers kept telling me how happy they are to have me there, and how much they appreciated the work I was doing. I almost fell over. I could count on one hand, with multiple fingers left over, the number of times any of my so-called supervisors at my last crappy job ever appreciated anything enough to utter “thank you”. It’s a very welcome change of pace! If they don’t ease up, though, I will get a big head… although according to unreliable (and undesirable) sources, my head is already gargantuan.
I love settling in at a new job. Tomorrow I’ll lug some plants and pictures to arrange symetrically and neatly on my desk and on the shelves in my office. Today I gave the place a good cleaning. I can’t stand a dirty, messy office any more than I can a dirty, messy house, so everyone stepped back and indulged my cleanliness compulsion until I smiled satisfactorily at the sparkling-clean shininess. I think they were actually afraid I’d wipe them down or toss them into the trash can if they came too close.
Cleaning out the desk where someone else used to work gives odd glimpses into this person’s psyche. Everything, and I mean everything, was rubber-banded in the desk drawers; supplies were rubber-banded to each other, boxes were rubber-banded shut, and for some mysterious reason, pens had rubber bands wound tightly around them. I was curious at first, then simply irritated, unbanding everything so I could actually use them.
My gut feeling is still quite positive for this new job. After so much draining negativity the past year or so, I’m excited to have such prospects open in front of me.
My Lightning play tonight…maybe the good vibes will carry on, and they will win in a shut-out game this evening! Okay, I would settle for them not losing by 5 points or more, and not scoring for the other team. That’s not asking too much, eh?