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August 30, 2010

Officially Employed

Moving out of state generally brings a new job, especially when you are looking for any entry-level position. I was extremely fortunate to have found such a great job so soon - I have been in Des Moines for less than one month and today was day one. Things went very well!

Parking. No fun downtown. I thought I knew where I was able to park for free today but I was wrong. I ended up parking in a lot far away from all the busy streets. There weren't any signs specifying that it was a permit only lot, but I'm sure it was. All the other cars had permits in the window.

Arrival. Our trainer asked about parking and one girl said she had opted for the meter parking. We were able to take a break an hour later to move cars, so she and I ventured out together. Thank heaven. We walked to her car then drove to mine. I borrowed her map and she followed me...we found the lot easily! Small blessings people!

Training. Went smoothly. We introduced ourselves countless times and got to know each other fairly well. We are in a group of 12. We filled out basic paperwork and learned to operate access-only rotating doors. Tough day. :) I made some friends today that I think will stick...we have training together for three weeks.

The State Fair was a big topic today. I have decided that I will be in attendance next year. I only hear good things! I heard it was on the list of Top 10 Things to Do in The US. Interesting because I also heard that the Minnesota State Fair is much larger and more inviting. Hmm.

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