Well, my first week of work is done. It was long and short at the same time. How does that work?
I spent the last two days doing some online training. There were about 15 courses on various subjects including security, procedure, ethics, and sexual harrassment. I had a hard time concentrating on the dry subject matter but was able to force my way through it. Each course included a test that had to be passed.
I spent some of the rest of my time shadowing other employees in the IT department. I am almost overwhelmed at the variety of bank specific software in use. It is kind of freaking me out as I wonder how I am going to learn and remember so much. At least I am not on my own here so I will have people to consult. I am not expected to be an instant guru so that takes a lot of the pressure off. I have so much to learn.
I’m taking notes and trying to make a brain database that I can refer to until I get the hang of everything. Overall I am happy with my new job so far. I feel that it is somewhere I can hang out for at least 5 years. Maybe more. Benefits are great. The pay is great. The atmosphere is fairly laid back.
I like it.