I started my new job on Monday. It rules.
There A LOT of confidentiality rules, so I'm not even going to tell you what the company does or who I work for, except in broad strokes, otherwise I would get so canned and I don't want to risk losing this job because it's really rad. Those of you who know where I work, I beg you not to mention details in any comments you may or may not post. I won't publish them. Just warning you not to take it personally.
What I can tell you are the following things:
1. It's awesome.
2. I'm still doing HR.
3. I share an office with a guy I will lovingly refer to in this post and moving forward as "Big Red."
I technically manage Big Red. He's a super nice guy, I'll start with that. However, he's an oversharer, which I really despise mostly because I used to be an oversharer. But that was about 10 years ago, when I was a freshman in college. And Big Red happens to be right around my age. He should have grown out of this stage by now. No one wants to know that your Dad is a recovering drug addict or that you've been with your girlfriend for three years, but only see her on weekends. I could go on and on here.
I work with some extremely socially awkward people. I've been told by "The Big Guy" aka "The Mayor" that Big Red just wants to be everyone's friend. But let's face it, the awkward guys should be the ones doing the real work, the work that makes us all more money, not the HR/Ops stuff. We should be the smooth ones.
Not Big Red.
Added to that, I share my office with Big Red. In fact, our desks face each other. They touch. He came up with a great (NOT) idea today to teach me about the industry. (I'll give him that he knows more than I do). This is made up of word of the day definitions and meanings of various industry related acronyms. After he reached about three, I told him that was enough for today. He then informed me he would quiz me tomorrow to make sure I had retained the information. I'm not sure how much longer I can go before I tell him that our conversations are limited to work related issues. Unfortunately this new little game of his technically falls under that category. Hrm.
Big Red is so weird.
We all go paintballing next Friday. I'll be sure to let you know how that goes.