Monday, March 24, 2008


Friday, March 14, 2008

i didn't drop of the face of the earth

really, i swear, i am still here!

while i do sometimes miss being able to blog whenever about whatever, i must admit that i'm loving the fact that i have a job that keeps me busy all day!

it's been two weeks and it has been a whirlwind, but in a good way. i think it helps that my boss just let me dive right in to the work instead of just giving me tiny pieces here and there. sometimes it's been a bit overwhelming but only because i'm still learning the procedures and lingo - which, now that i work in a corporate law firm, is a REALLY HUGE DEAL!

i am one of a handful of new people there too so it helps to not be the only newbie on the floor. i think i may be the youngest, though! doesn't matter, it's just funny how that always seems to be the case for me.

so what is it that i do now? well, i work in human resources, specifically with employee benefits. i like it a lot because i'm learning a lot and it requires strong organization skills - basically, i can let my an*l-retentive side out and not be called a b*tch for it. at previous employer people complained about how much of a stickler i was to things being completed the right way, etc, etc. at the firm, it is expected. such a nice change!

so that's the rundown thusfar. i'm going to try to update more often and keep up on visiting other blogs, but i have to get a routine going so it may take a bit.

as for j and k, they are doing well. j is working his way through his new job and k is talking a lot, has learned how to climb into chairs and onto tables on his own. i look at him now and i'm just amazed at how almost 2 years ago he was a tiny baby. amazing...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

my first week

i've been trying to figure out how to summarize my first week at the new job and its been narrowed down to incredibly mind-blowing.

at my first meeting (outside of the initial interview) i went to a meet-n-greet lunch with one of my bosses and some of the HR staff. it was very nice, so nice that the restaurant we went to didn't put prices on the menu! yeah, i played it conservative but it was awesome! i was also treated to lunch on my first day!

the first few days were spent on learning the specific programs. they embrace technology so a lot of information is in their intranet plus the equipment, programs, etc are up to date and pretty user friendly.

the people that i've met so far are nice and i even went out to lunch with the new HR Admin who started a week before me.

i have 2 bosses (1-here and 1-big, big midwest city about 3 hours away) and they have been great. i pretty much just dived right in with answering the phones and answering any questions as well as i could. there's a lot to learn but i have a working knowledge of benefits/401K policies so i can only build on it.

some other things that stand out about the firm is that they have a lactation room for nursing mothers! now, unless you've read my blog(s) for a while, you may not realize how much of a big deal this is for me. when i was pregnant with k i told my boss (killjoy) i was going to nurse him and the look on her face was disappointment! as time went by she mentioned that if i was still nursing when i came back from maternity leave i could pump in the, WTF?! would you eat your food in the bathroom?! no, i don't think so. anyway, killjoy's opinion of nursing came out more and more (it was unfavorable) and so the fact that the firm has an area for mothers is another HUGE plus.

there are quite a few nice things about the firm and i'll share them as i go. i had a good beginning week and hope that it will continue.
it's been really freaking sweet!

Friday, March 7, 2008

friday night fun

Monday, March 3, 2008


new job is starting well.
i'll update more later when my brain isn't quite so "full" LOL