Monday, March 03, 2008

Getting Comfortable at a New Workplace

  1. Make sure your seat is at the correct height versus your computer screen.
  2. Personalise your computer - this involves changing the wallpaper, downloading cursormania.com and Smiley Central, playing around with the font of your outgoing mail signature, and naming folders of your documents after yourself.
  3. Locate and master the coffee machine/befriend the woman who makes the coffee.
  4. Get a strategically-sized waterbottle (not too big/too small) that you can refill from time to time as an excuse to leave your desk.
  5. Practice the busy face: lips pursed, eyes squinting in concentration, finger tapping the pen or on the mouse.

An office desk after a year and a half of working from home. Colleagues. Inside jokes. Sign in/sign out registers. Team deadlines. Here I come....

9 comments:

dipali said...

That sounds great. Congratulations:)

sbora said...

Hey congratulations on your new job! This must be exciting for you, new job in a new place!

Good luck!

Sue said...

Same pinch.

Except we've been asked not to fiddle with the PCs. We switch machines as per demand, and also have to deal with complicated software, so...

Thinking Cramps said...

Dipali, Sbora: Thanks a lot. It's been three days and I'm fairly happy so far.

Sue: :) I read your post about work and could only manage a tenuous grip on what you were saying. So when you say complicated software, I believe you. No questions asked!

OrangeJammies said...

yay! i'm sure that must feel good. is it the same company?

Thinking Cramps said...

OJ, thanks. Nah, this is a new place.

Tharini said...

LOL. Could relate. Congratulations! You almost make me yearn to go back to work.:)

Good luck...

eve's lungs said...

Good luck A . All the best .Im sure you feel energised!

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