I did it! I survived my first day as a full time employee! I don’t think I’ve ever been hired as a full timer (I worked full time for about 2 months in a previous job, but I don’t like to think about those days). I feel odd. I feel like I’ve achieved some step towards being an adult. Yikes!
I spent most of my first day reading a giant OSHA manual, and then doing loads of computer OSHA things. OSHA is mostly common sense, but I feel that they write out things the most confusing way they can think of. Anyway, after I learned all about how I can catch evil things from blood if I’m not properly handling it, and all about how to get electrocuted, I got to actually go in the lab! I ended up doing chores, but I didn’t care. I was in scrubs and a lab jacket, and I was in a real life professional lab! Ever since I was in tech school, I’ve been fascinated by the lab side of medicine. Getting to work in one has kind of been my personal Holy Grail. I have many dreams, and I feel so blessed to actually be getting to have one come true. Especially after so many years of heartbreak and disappointment.
I’m not sure what expression that is on my face. Unfortunately, this was the best of the crop of photos I took. However, I really, really, love the scrub top I have on. I’m so excited that I can wear fun and pretty scrub tops to this job. There’s so many beautiful tops out there, and the last job I had that I wore scrubs for, I had to wear pretty blah ones all the time. I now have a whole assortment of pretty tops that I’m excited to wear!