It wasn't what I expected. I was hired as a QA analyst, but for the intro period, at least, I'll be doing tech support. That's just fine by me, though, because it'll be an easier learning curve than jumping right into QA. It was great hooking back up with people I worked with six years ago, and tomorrow, because I'll be working with the tech support guys who work for the company I used to work at six years ago, I'll actually be going there rather than to the company I actually work for and working there for the next few days. More friends to reconnect with!
On the other hand, since I'm the first new hire for a department the company is building, there are no training docs, not even a list of "here's all the websites and tools you'll need accounts for", so I'm a bit lost. I'll be actually building those docs so that the next person doesn't have to go through this pain.
So this is sort of the reason why I haven't been around much. I took a week off between the jobs, and my husband said, "Well, if you're going to be sitting around for a week, why don't you go travel somewhere?" So I did. I went up to Vancouver, B.C. for the week. I think if I had taken two weeks off, I probably would have hopped a flight to England, but as it was, Canada was as far as I was willing to go for five days. Vancouver is a very nice city; if I had to describe how it felt, I would say that it's like San Francisco, but clean and not pretentious. I won't bore you with details of the trip, but I will say that I took a gorgeous seaplane tour and discovered that it's an easy seaplane ride from Vancouver to Victoria. Someday I might return and visit both places, traveling by seaplane.
Anyway, this, along with the job chaos and the pneumonia and flu, is the reason why I didn't get my fic for dw_guestfest in. I feel so bad! I'm still working on it, and hope to have it done this weekend.
I will, however, leave you with this pic, because it made me laugh when I saw it. No, really - who names their travel agency after their first name and last initial? I guess someone already has a backup career in the works.