Monday, March 21, 2011

My First Day of Work

Today was my first day of work for the temp agency. The assignment is checking standardized test questions...or so I've heard.  I didn't actually do any of that today.  I went into the office and there were about a dozen others in my exact position.  We filled out some paperwork and sat in awkward silence while we waited for direction.  After a little bit, our supervisor came down to get us and show us to the room that we will be working in.  He led us across the street to the old office building that has since been almost completely abandoned and introduced us to our "office."  It is essentially a conference room with one long table covered in a bunch of old laptops.  We were then told that the computers weren't actually ready for us yet so we would have to just sit and wait for a couple of hours while they figure it out.  So we sat...we sat and we read...we sat and we played on the internet...we sat until we were told to eat lunch...and after lunch we sat until 3 o'clock when we were told to go home.  Here's the recap, I sat in an uncomfortable chair for 6 hours today doing nothing, and I got paid for it...so it wasn't all for naught.  If nothing else, it is nice to have a reason to get out of the house, and I have faith that it will get better...now we just have to wait until they are ready for us.

2 comments:

qDot said...

I like your fancy girl outfit!

Sarah Flinn said...

thanks, i wore fancy girl clothes for the first two days and then he told us we didn't have to dress up to sit alone in an abandoned building...so i ditched those clothes pretty quickly! They look nice, they're just so stuffy!