It has been a month since I left Wash U, and about 3 weeks that I’ve been working at UMSL, so I guess it is time for an update.
THINGS ARE WEIRD!
My work environment couldn’t be more different than it was at Wash U. I have an office, and I hardly ever see or talk to anyone. This isn’t really bad or good, just different.
And the projects I’m working on are of a completely different scale. I’m trying to bring some of the standards that I learned at WU into what I do now, but it doesn’t seem like those sorts of procedures are used at UMSL. It is more “get the job done as fast as possible”. And again, I don’t know if it is bad or good, just different.
I definitely like it at UMSL so far, but I’m not good at change, so I have a lot of “what am I doing?” moments. I think in the long run it is going to be great. But everything is hard in the short run. I just wish I knew of some way to make the short run better. To convince myself that everything will get “normal” again.
Maybe my first paycheck will help with that.