1.14.2009

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!

7 comments:

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 =)