Tomorrow, I begin another tour of duty with Electronic Arts. My much needed week off has ended. In hindsight, I wished I had at least asked if I could have two weeks off. When we were discussing start dates, they said it was mainly up to me. I’ll remember that for next time.
I will admit that I am kinda nervous about tomorrow. Of course, who isn’t nervous when they start a new job. I think I’m less nervous than I was when I was about to start at Backbone though. One reason is that tomorrow is only orientation. Even though I’m working dowtown, I’ll be at the Burnaby studio tomorrow. All the new hires for the week will be given a slick rundown on how things work at EA. A stack of forms will be signed. Our picture will be taken for our ID badges, which we should receive sometime during the day. That’s too bad since I really need a haircut right now and my hair looks like a bird’s nest. We’re also going on a tour of the facilities even though everyone should have had one already and I’m not even going to be working in Burnaby. Lunch will be on EA at the cafeteria, which I’m looking forward to since I’ve not eaten there since the big renovation.
My guess is that I’ll be more nervous for Wednesday, when I actually will be going to the studio I work at in downtown Vancouver. There will be another orientation there, albeit much smaller in scale. I’ll finally be meeting the people I’ll be working with.
I don’t think starting a new job is ever easy for anyone but it’s just something that needs to be done. I’m looking forward to a few months from now where I’ll be productive, happy, and well-loved (hopefully) at work.
I’ll leave you with one final nerdy note. My previous post was the 1337th post of this blog, which I think is quite an accomplishment.