Well I’ve been here at IGT for a week and two days. So far it has been up and down. At first I was told that I wouldn’t be receiving my computer for a couple weeks, then I got it the second day. Then I was told that I wouldn’t be receiving my signing bonus until the end of August, then I got it the first Friday after I started! I was also told I’d be receiving my badge which lets me into the labs and the entrance to the building we’re in on Friday…well I still haven’t received that. That is mainly due to the fact that they don’t keep track of paper work they have people fill out too well.
That was a big frustration at first. I was sent a packet of papers to fill out, however since I didn’t have the address of where I would be moving, I had to put down my parents’ address. That works, but it isn’t quite accurate. When I got here I then had to fill out a few pages that I already did, but it wasn’t too big a deal.
Outside of the stresses of not receiving things on time, things have been better since I did receive the important things early. I’ve been working on learning about what it is I was hired for. I can’t tell too much, however it is the future of IGT, which is a pretty great feeling that I’m on such an important project. It has been quite boring, frustrating, overwhelming, and interesting since I’ve been here due to everything I have to know. Most of what I’ve been doing has been dealing with learning about the new system and trying to get it all understood…well there is much more than I was ever expecting. Hopefully things will sink in soon and I can get onto helping my colleagus out.
Well that’s work stuff. I’ll post later on how things are outside of here.