First Day

I started my postdoc today. 
It went alright. We never set a time to meet besides 'morning' so I showed up at 9. My boss, who I will call Ruby-throated Hummingbird, showed up t 9:35. We had a 3 hour meeting in which I chose my desk and got lots of keys*. We figured out my plan of attack and will get down to some data stuff next week. Tomorrow I get to do parking services, payroll and my first lab meeting. 
Then I am going home**. 
I realize it is ridiculous to go home 4 days after I got here. And after only 2 days in the lab, but R-tH is out of the office till next Wednesday and I have a previously planned commitment with my old advisor next Wednesday anyway (who never got a name but will now be Kingfisher). So instead of reading and working in an empty lab, I'm going to read and work in my pet filled house. It was R-tH's suggestion actually. Which is one of the many reasons why she rocks.  

*From a super nice key man. Key people CAN be nice! 
**Maybe I'll be able to catch up on blogs finally. I'm working on it but have about 1000 unread posts in my bloglines right now...You all are a prolific bunch!


Unbalanced Reaction said...

Oh, wow! How exciting!!! Can't wait to hear all about your new postdoc adventures!

Psych Post Doc said...

Congrats on getting the first day over and done. I always find them so overwhelming.

And how nice to have a few days off right after starting.

Can't wait to hear more about your experiences.

EthidiumBromide said...

How exciting to have started! And to have a PI who seems so great... anyone who encourages you to leave the lab now and then gets the a-okay from my book. :)

Albatross said...

Unbalanced- Thanks! Hopefully I will be able to catch up on all the postdoc info quickly.
PPD- I agree, and get overwhelmed by all the new people. I'm sure I won't remember any names.
EtBr- She is amazing- I'll be writing a lot more about her and her awesomeness.

ScienceGirl said...

Glad things are starting out well!

chall said...

Happy to see that it seems like a good place.

regarding the going home. Don't worry about it. I am sure you'll make it up in the next couple of months ;)

sounds extra nice to have a long meeting and talk about data collection and gett ing you to start etc. Good luck!! looking forward reading more.

Albatross said...

Chall- It gets better everyday =)