Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Survived ...

... the first day of work! Woohoo!

Yes, today was my first day of work in the new place. It was so unlike your normal starting work in a new office where you normally take a while before you get into the groove of work. The moment I stepped in, we got down right to the business of work. Well, more or less anyway.

I left home early as I needed to gauge the traffic situation. It's been years since I've traveled out of my housing area to work seeing as how my previous place was just 5 minutes away. This new office is no where near my house so I left pretty early to get used to the traffic.

Traffic was light cos of the school holidays and I actually reached work in 28 minutes (28 minutes, really, I kept track of the time ... LOL). I guess I won't really be able to gauge the actual travel time until school reopens again and the full brunt of traffic is on the roads again.

That left me reaching the office pretty early waiting in my car for my boss (who is also an old friend) to arrive. The first thing we did even before heading up to the office was to go to the stall across the office for breakfast and my second cup of coffee for the day (I had one before leaving for work). After that, it was off to meet a client. I didn't even get the chance to get settled in yet.

After meeting the first client of the day, it was time for another coffee session time (my third) at a restaurant near the clients place. From there we headed to another clients place. And immediately after that appointment, it was time for another coffee drinking session, yes, my fourth cup for the day and that was all in the space of 2 hours. What can I say, my boss has this penchant for taking a short break after every appointment for a drink.

By the time the day was over, I think I had close to six or seven coffee drinking sessions that I think I'm going to have major trouble sleeping tonight! LOL! I've never had so much coffee in one day in my entire life. In fact, I never been to so many restaurants in one entire day just to drink! The amount of 'drinking' I did today, adult diapers would have come in handy when we were stuck in traffic and I needed to go real bad!

Overall, I would have to say that it was a pretty cool day for my first day of work. I even got to go home early cos we finished all our work in the office and my boss decided that it would be pointless sitting in the office doing nothing, so we both went home at 5pm even though actual office hours finish at 6pm. Well, the designers in the office didn't have that liberty so it pays having a boss who is also an old friend :D At least we think along the same lines.

The only thing that I really missed about the old office was blogging from work. I did manage to get online and check my blog but didn't really have time to sit and blog as much as I did in my old office. Well, not yet anyway ... hahaha ...

And one more thing that I really missed like crazy was the chance to come home and have lunch with wifey, now that was something not at all easy for me to adapt. I'm so used to seeing and being with her everyday during lunch that it felt strange having lunch without her today. I guess I'll just have to get used to it ... siggghhh ...

Ok, I'm off to all your blogs now :D
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26 comments:

  1. Glad your first day went well.
    Maybe you should get a couple of those coffees decaf
    or you will just adapt to the caffeen

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  2. That is a lot of coffee! You must have been buzzing!

    Glad it went well, even if you did over dose on caffeine!

    28 mins aint bad at all. Hope it won't be too different when the kids are back to school.

    Shame you can't still lunch with your wife. I guess you can't have everything! (More's the pity!)

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  3. 6-7 cup of coffees????? I don't think i can sleep for 24hours with that amount of coffee taken..hehee
    But glad ur first day of working isn't that bad.. :) wait until your works for 4-6 months, then you can start blogging from office too..hahahaha!!!

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  4. That's wonderful that your first day went so well Nick. Don't worry, I'm sure it will be no time at all before you are settled in and blogging from work just as you always have. Now that you don't see wifey during the day, just think how much you will look forward to seeing her after work.

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  5. Good to know that you had a good first day. Yes, don't judge the traffic just yet, as today it picked up again.

    It takes me 45 minutes to travel from Shah Alam to PJ, when on a clear day, only 20 minutes!

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  6. WOW! What a nice way to spend work hours! But er...too much coffee ler. How about having a glass of tea or something else next time? eeeeeeee..I sound like a mom!!! BLUEK

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  7. Angela - Glad I got through the first day! Oh, I'm staying away from coffee for today. I think I've had enough to last me a lifetime ... LOL!

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  8. The World According To Me - A lot is an understatement! LOL! Another cup and I would have coffee beans sprouting out of my ears .. LOL!

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  9. Kadus Mama - Surprisingly I slept like a baby ... LOL!

    No need to wait 4-6 months, I'm already blogging from the office now ... hehehe ...

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  10. Romany Angel - Yeah, I'm anxious to get home just to see her at the end of the day ... But at least the first day went well :D

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  11. Gallivanter - I expect the traffic to increase by ten fold once the holidays are over. Something Im realy not looking forward to!

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  12. Jen - Yeah, what a way to spend my first day ... LOL! For today I am going to stay away from coffee all day!

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  13. hahahaa!! i was a lil bit surprise to see your comment in blog..Nick??? Blogging??? at this hour??? hahahaaa..

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  14. so glad that you had a good first day :-) and that's quite a lot of coffee indeed! LOL!

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  15. Woww.. that's a lot of coffee.. If i took that much, my pee would end up even smelling like coffee! muahahahahaa..

    Anyways, sorry haven't been by in a long while.. been really exhausted. Hubby was hospitalised for close to 10 days and i've been practically living there too. Really hectic. He's out now and all ok, though.. so i'm back to some semblance of normalcy.. hehehe..

    And oh yeah.. congrats on your 1st day of work! ;)

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  16. Kadus Mama - Yeah, I'm surprised that I can actually blog on my second day of work. But if there's a will, there's a way .. LOL!

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  17. Sting - Quite a lot of coffee is an understatement! LOL! I think I had enough to last a lifetime ...

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  18. Shemah - LOL! I think I had coffee breath till late at night even.

    Hope your hubby is okay now and it wasn't anythiing too serious.

    And thanks for the wishes ...

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  19. I drink a lot of coffee in my job... it keeps me alive! Teaching is hard, my friend!!!

    You survived the first day of work, congratulations!!!! :o)

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  20. Why in the world when we talk about coffee, it's always associated with trouble sleeping, lol! I guess everyone having this kind of trouble with coffee-drinking. Me, I can only handle one cup a day, and it should be in the day before the weekend, or else...hahaa!

    Sad! You're compelled to eat lunch without your wife. But you can call her and talk to her while you are eating. :-)

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  21. Yahoo!!! I'm glad you had a good first day at work Nick.

    Hope you have a blast at your new job and... bila mau belanja ya? :P Hehehe

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  22. Cidao - Hahaha ... yeah, Im sure teaching is difficult, especially if you get bratty students like me!

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  23. Marlene - The strange thing is coffee can never keep me awake. If I'm sleepy, then I'm always sleepy, coffee or no coffee :D

    Yeah, I did call her during lunch to speak with her ...

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  24. Rozella - Belanja? With my measly salary? LOL!

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  25. I know I'm kinda late with this but congrats on your new job! :)

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