I started my new job on Friday and the first task before me …
A bit of a mess, one might say. Unseen are the cabinets to the left which were equally disastrous. In cleaning up, we uncovered 29 Macbooks in various states of repair (one of my jobs is to go through and find out exactly what state they are in), four iMacs, cables, adapters, and over 100 Windows 95 CDs among other things. Why, I have no idea. When I finally managed to clear the desk, I found a second layer underneath including dozens of Post-It notes with important information written on them. That all went into a folder which I then had to put into a couple of spreadsheets.
Needless to say, it’s been a bit of work. Still, I think it’s paid off plus I got a great view.
So things are trending upwards but not without a few hitches. The task of switching jobs is proving a bit more daunting than I thought. In the morning, I have to be of the Help Desk mindset. In the afternoon it’s learning my new duties. But due to the way things are right now, I can’t get completely out of the Help Desk mindset as I’m often called upon to do things over there. So there are times I’m not sure which direction I’m being pulled.
I’ll figure it out. Eventually. In the meantime, I’ll just go with what I got.