booooring....

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
August 3, 2015 10:44pm CST
First day at work, and manager didn't come in. Admin got me my laptop and system access, all finalized close to lunch time. Spent some time reading informational stuff on the system, but couldn't get into the learning portal to take any of the mandatory training. Played on my phone a lot. New work site blocks personal email addresses. That is a real bummer. They have good tea in the break room. Other than that, I just don't know yet. Car is out of the shop. A fixed transmission, 2 engine mounts, a belt and a key recall, all for $211. I guess that was a bargain...
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@PhredWreck (6051)
4 Aug 15
Yeah, with labor and all, $211 is a pretty killer deal. Phones. Bleh. I don't think I will ever develop the intimate relationship most people seem to have with their cellular devices.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 15
It was that and read news articles online until quitting time. Manager in today, I'm sure I will actually have something to do.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
4 Aug 15
@dawnald ..good prices on car bills but like Michael i will never do too much tech work..still confusing to me..just goes over my head..hahah
• United States
4 Aug 15
What you paid for the repairs on your car was definitely a steal, because it could have been so much worse! I paid almost $600 for my inspection ... well, after they fixed all the problems they found, that is. It takes time to get used to a new job, so I hope that things start getting better.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 15
$100 deductible on the warranty and $111 for the belt, basically...
• United States
4 Aug 15
@dawnald It's good that it is still on warranty, because it covers most things with just the deductible for you to worry about, but that is also sad, because you are already having to fix it while it is on warranty.
@Lolaze (3168)
• United States
4 Aug 15
That does sound like a really boring day. When I worked for a school district they blocked so many sites - like personal email. I figured out so many work arounds and tech didn't even care since I never bothered their dept for stupid computer issues. Hopefully tomorrow you can at least get your training done.
• Philippines
4 Aug 15
ok, that is really genuinely boring specially if you need to be distrated from getting bored while working
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 15
My last job blocked social and entertainment sites, but this is the first one that has blocked email. I suspect it's because it's government, and they don't want me sending or downloading anything..
• Philippines
4 Aug 15
damn that was totally expensive, I can't believe such a price for a labor is INSANE! sometimes I wonder if teleporter can be made in the US, cars are just too make much expense and sucks the life out of your money wonder.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 15
That is actually really cheap for that type of work here in the US
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
4 Aug 15
Well, at least you got to play on your phone. I wasn't allowed to do that at my last job, even though other employees did that. lol
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 15
I'm sure I'm not allowed to either, it's just that nobody had anything for me to do.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Aug 15
I knew that should have phoned you today but my day begun bad and then went pear shaped. Okay now though. I do hope that you will soon settle in and enjoy it
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
4 Aug 15
Wow, definitely sounds like you got a good deal on the car repair.. just replacing a transmission usually costs several hundred dollars, especially if you drive an automatic. Congratulations on starting a new job, though! What kind of work will you be doing? -Zero
@topffer (36651)
• Singapore, Singapore
4 Aug 15
I hope for you that next days will be more interesting. You might perhaps use a web interface to check your emails ?
• Melbourne, Australia
4 Aug 15
Hi Good luck with your new job hopefully it will get more exciting for you. We need a car so I guess we just have to pay it. My car needs a check up.