I realized that I have not posted about my first day/night on the job.
It went fairly well.
It was a very odd situation as I started at 11 pm on a Holiday, in the middle of a fairly heavy rainstorm. (think…It was a dark and stormy night).
All in all, it went fine. The lady they have assigned to orient me is really not like me at all. I tend to be chatty and effusive. She tended to be very matter of fact. So, I am sure it will be an interesting week or two. She is, however, good at providing information and does give clear feedback, its just not very effusive feedback.
I worked the full 8 hours and she really didn't say much, but at the end of the shift she did say that she thought I had done a very good job. I much prefer a lot of feedback, but I am learning to adjust to this sort of thing.
I have unfortunately 4 nights in a row coming up. thats a lot of flip flopping.
but, I think by the end of the 4 nights I should have the job figured out enough to actually do it…without my very normal orienter….
I was very nervous, but now I think things will be fine.