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Tonight.

Cake and Champagne.

And a Cigar. That is a cookie.

Ingredients in the celebration of employment.
I’ve been working for six months. Trial period.
From today and onwards, permanent job.

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The Mouse.

I don’t really know how to describe this person.
I’ve difficulties to hear what she says, because she speaks so quiet and mumbles. Quite often she also says something irrelevant. I wonder if she does brush her hair in the morning. And where her style is. She’s grey and misplaced. The Mouse.

Today the mouse did hit the lowest point so far, in my eyes. We do work in a place where everybody dress nicely. There’s no dress code, and you don’t have to be overdressed. But most men wear for example a nice pair of jeans and a shirt or pullover. Of course there are men who wear suit, everything depends on the position you have. Anyhow, I’d say everybody has at least a clean and proper appearance. Except for the mouse today. Her cleavage! I’d never show that much at work, if I want to be respected. A night club or bar is different, but work…

I’ve seen the same once before, during the autumn when I was doing my master’s thesis. It was a woman around the same age as the mouse. I wonder if it has to do it with the age? Will the same happen to me, when I get older? When I have given birth to a few children and my breasts start to sag.

And if I’ve difficulties to ignore her breasts, and wonder if they’ll fall out when she leans forward, I wonder how it’s for the men who actually find a pair of women’s breasts special?

I remember, a long time ago.

The company where I do my commission gave me a phone to use at work.

An Ericsson DT570.

A phone from the time before Sony.

Commission #1

I’m employed by a consultancy company.
I was supposed to start to work for them on the 1st of April; that is today.
But I’ve already been working since 11th of March since they found a company
which wanted to hire me. My first commission.

It’s in a big Swedish company in the vehicle industry. I work with product
development, but not with HMI (that I did study). This is a short commission.
I’ll be here for 8-10 months only. So I don’t mind I’m not working with
exactly what I studied. I did study product development, and I’m working with
product development, so I know what I’m doing. But the focus is in a limited,
but important, part of the product development. I like my task so far, but
would prefer to work with ergonomics or HMI. Anyhow, this commission is a
great chance to learn the company’s organization and values. Who knows;
perhaps my next commission is in the same company, but in a different unit?

Summary.

It’s a shame, that I can’t access my blog at work.
I don’t have the energy when I get home.

Did you realise how dark it was outside this morning (i.e. if you got up before 07:00)? Such a difference one hour does. But now we are in “summer time”. Should mean summer is makig entrance.

I went to Tallinn, and came back tired. But happy!
Not a lot of sightseeing for our part. We didn’t have good luck with the weather. Perhaps I’ll write more about Tallinn some other day…

I got my first salary last week. And now I’m trying to save and save. So far I’ve met three ants in my shoe box, also known as my room. I’m not interested in sharing my 6m², and realise there is a risk I’m the one who has to move out. With that in my mind, I’m eager to save. But I also like traveling. At the moment there is a warmer place I would like to visit. Palm trees and t-shirt weather sounds tempting, when you’re in a windy and rainy place.

Reminder to myself:
1st of April tomorrow. Do not believe in anything, who ever says it.

The Easter-Cock.

The company I work for, a consultancy company, gave me a basket filled with candies to give to the persons I work with. In the company where I work at the moment. An “Easter-basket”. Filled with 2 kg of chocolate eggs and other candies.

Luckily I do not sit too close to the others in my “group” yet. In this way I needed a reason to pass by the candies. Less temptation. For a person with a weak character.

But today, before going home. I went to the basket, and picked a few candies. Without an excuse to visit that part of the office. To have something to eat on my way home.
I deserved it. After a long day. Sitting in front of a computer.

Now I’m going to buy my own candies. For the train trip tomorrow. And because it’s Easter.
Since I was a child I’ve got Kinder-eggs every morning during the Easter (since my mother didn’t know on which day the Easter-cock* is supposed to come with the candies to children). Why not continue with a nice tradition?

** My Swedish friends got a visit from the Easter-rabbit. But in our family it was a cock who came with the chocolate eggs and candies. A Finnish tradition I suppose. In the morning (every morning during the Easter in my case) I could find a basket filled with candies under my bed.

Meeting.

In a room.
Thought about the fact that some of the men in the room were good looking.
Then it hits me; I’m the only female in the room.
Of 11.

Caffeine.

Today at the coffee machine:
One of the most good looking men I’ve ever seen.

I work with product development in the vehicle industry*. The average age
isn’t too high and most of the people dress well**. A lot of eye-candy at
work, that is.

* More about my first commission some other day.
** Well… Today I saw one girl with a check skirt and a pair of tights with
flower pattern. But. Firstly, she’s an exception and secondly, I don’t care
about the girls.

Restricted.

No Gmail. Belongs to a blocked web site category. General email.
All activities on the Internet are logged. Internet should only be used for work related purposes.

Soon I’ll be able to answer all questions concerning the company.

The First Day.

Information about the organization.
A tour on the company’s premises.
My own desk; with computer.
Still waiting for an office chair.
Attending meetings.

I’ll work with requirement specification.
That’s what I know.

My First Day Working As An Engineer.

Tomorrow is my first day working!

Well. I’ve worked before. But never with the title engineer.

Did I mention I’ve got the degree certificate?!
So fancy! With stamps, signatures, and everything.

Free, But Still Not.

I don’t know what to call him. The boss? Yeps. I’ll call him the boss.

The boss called me today. A company wants to meet with me, and if everything goes fine I’ll start to work as soon as possible. The thing is, I hadn’t told the boss that I’m going to Madrid next week. We agreed that I would let him know in case I was going away before April, so he would know not to book any meetings for the days I’m not available. Luckliy my plane to Madrid leaves late on Monday, so we were able to organize a lunch appointment on Monday. This means, there is a chance I’ll start to work they day after I come back from Madrid. And the plans for the rest of the month will be more difficult to carry out. Possible, but harder.