First Day Snowstorm
I actually slept pretty well last night, once I was able to relax and nod off. As the weather forecast predicted, it was raining when I woke up this morning, but thankfully wasn't cold enough for it to freeze. Just as I headed to town the snowflakes began to fall, and by lunch time we ended up with a full-scale blizzard outside! We closed the office two hours early so we could all get home safely on the soon to be very slick roads. Right now it's just very slushy and sloppy but heading toward freezing. Several inches of snow on everything, couldn't even tell where my driveway was when I got home! Very pretty, but very messy, and a general nuisance. That's ENOUGH snow for this near now! We may have a late start tomorrow morning if the roads are icy, which is highly likely. I most definitely will never forget my first day on the job!
I'm happy to report that after sharing an over-crowded office with three other women at my last job, I now have my very own office again... this time with a full wall of windows and a 9th floor view! The snow swirling on the city streets below was sooo pretty, almost seemed unreal!
Everyone I will be working with is super friendly. We all shared our lunch hour together (with food picked up from the deli), including the two attorneys. They are young and the conversation was fun. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable.
Everything that needs to be done is done in one computer program, so that simplifies things considerably. It appears to be user friendly. The law firm has a heavy caseload and everything is paperless, meaning every document going in and out is scanned and electronically filed, and all contact/phone conversations are documented electronically as well. So there is much to keep track of and busy phones to answer/assist clients. All within my ability to learn and do well with. My predecessor wasn't stellar so that makes my job easier, no shoes to fill, and they will be pleased with someone who does the job well and isn't afraid to help out when others need it.
Couldn't have hoped for a better first day or a better place to work, I am so very grateful for this opportunity. I know it will be challenging, but I really think it's going to be a good place for me to be! Oh, and I can decorate my office to suit my tastes. Here come pictures of the furkids!! :-))