- Nobody acts like they're better than you, at least in my division. Everyone is friendly and even the executive-level people treat everyone the same. In sharp contrast to the law firm, where there was a clear pecking order and, thanks to the billable hour, everyone had a dollar value attached to their time. (Except secretaries, whose time was literally valueless.)
- It's a huge relief to be in a workplace and a work culture where it's totally okay and normal to acknowledge that you have a personal life and outside obligations that sometimes impinge on the work day. It's my fourth week on the job and I still haven't put in a full week of working normal hours, thanks mainly to sick kids. But it's fine. (It'll be more fine once I accrue some sick leave and vacation time and I don't have to make up the missed hours at night -- that part doesn't feel that much different than firm life.)
- I have way more on my plate already than I ever did at the firm... but unlike the firm, the "ASAP" deadlines really mean "as soon as possible, given that you have to go home at night and take care of your children and sleep," as opposed to "within 24-48 hours."
- There's a guy whose name I don't know who always wishes me a cheery "Morning!" when I pass him in the hall. I always say good morning back. I think he's trying to trick me because half the time it's the afternoon.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Things I like about my new job
Posted by CM at 8:35 PM