My First Day at Pitt

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I rode the bus in with Drew, and we got coffee at the Cathedral, and then we parted ways. I went to Craig Hall, and he went to work. When I got to orientation, I had to find my two forms of ID I was so flustered and nervous. I could not find my wristlet at all in my tote. The woman said, I need your two forms of ID, by Wednesday, or they will take you off the assignment. I said, “I know I have it, please just give me a second.” I was nervous. I finally found my wristlet and handed her the two forms of ID. She got the rest of my I-9 completed, and then I was able to get my IDs back and go into orientation. The room was full of temps, who were starting that day. I filled out my paperwork, listened to an informational PowerPoint presentation, and then we were able to leave to go to our buildings. I was so excited.

When I walked out of Craig Hall, it was pouring down rain. I took out my umbrella, and put my ear phones in so Siri could give me directions to the Katz Graduate School of Business. Andrew was working and there really was no one to ask how to get to my destination.  I finally made it to the building. I was drenched. The receptionist smiled and welcomed me. I said, I probably should put my high heels on now, huh? She said, “yes” and smiled. I put on my heels, and took the elevator up to the third floor. When I got there, I met Amy (the hr lady, on the phone) Sue, (The receptionist), and Nicole (the executive assistant to the Dean). Nicole took me around the office, and introduced me to everyone. I put my lunch in the fridge and my stuff in a vacant office (my temporary office).  I sat down with Nicole at her desk, she had me take notes about the job, and compile a manual for the position. I was on information overload.

At lunchtime, we met up with Drew for lunch at Noodles and Company. I was so glad to see him. After lunch, we went back to the office, and she told me how hard the job is that she has, and no one is going to be able to pick it up, just like that. She has been doing it for three years. This conversation made me even more nervous. I was so scared. I am not sure how I feel about this, was I misplaced again?

4:30pm, came around so quickly, and I was finally able to go meet Drew at the Cathedral. We were walking together to get the bus at the bus stop. He asked me how my first day went, and if I was going to like it? I told him my concerns, but he just kept saying baby, you got this. I know you can handle it. I have faith in you. It felt so good to hear, but I think I needed more than just faith to handle this position

 

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