Sorry for greeting in French due to just finish watching tennis in Roland Garros.
Yes, this is the first day in Dimension Data, 3 month contract as Java Developer working on Telstra Shared Services Layer project.
I receive my “dog tag” – secure access card, without “mug shot” – my photo on it.
Dimension Data ask me to bring my laptop for the work (I guess they want to get rid of Toilet if it’s legal). They “confiscate” it before lunch time for virus scanning, setting up email and printer, blah, blah. People for ITS promise it will be back in an hour. However, I have been waiting till to 6 o’clock and still not see it. So have to read all the documents, specifications, prepared and written by Telstra architects, almost whole day. I have to admit, they are bloody good tech specs, from any point of view. The University of Melbourne, and some other small businesses I worked before, lack of this kind of professional “rubbish”.
As a new guy, I am assigned the cubicle “designed” for me. I’m not whinging about how it is closed to the entrance door (almost half of the people in the floor pass me and watch me all day), toilet and an old guy on the phone, pooh-poohing everything all day. I feel very frustrated about the kitchen opposites my cubicle. From the morning after I sit down, there is no more than 20 minutes silent time in there. People keep coming in the kitchen, making coffee, making instant noodles, making big lunch and on and on. But I’m on a diet right now.
I only eat three apples a day during the lunch trying to reduce my weight to Lleyton Hewitt’s weight (he is on 60k, but he is taller than me), for my tennis sake. But the great smell from the kitchen just kill me!
As old sayings – “The shortest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Will bring a gas mask to work tomorrow
OK, that’s my journey on the first day in Dimension Data. Hope you don’t feel too boring about it. Will ride bike to the office tomorrow!
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