8:30-10:30 Went to new employee orientation where I learned about health insurance, pension plans, etc. Also filled out oodles of forms.
10:30-11:30 New employee safety orientation where I learned that I have to file a report to risk management for every paper cut I get. They'll be getting a report from me every other day.
11:30-11:45 Wait for campus shuttle to arrive to take me back to the main area of campus where I work.
12:00 Arrive at work, start up computer, turn on a/c
12:05 Somebody nukes lunch in break room which causes breaker to trip, no more a/c
12:30 Go through files, making a spreadsheet of invoices that I need a purchase order for. Stared out window watching planes on approach to FAI
. Saw a pair of Curtiss C-46's and a few 707-based fire fighting planes.
1:30 Finish spreadsheet, go to Wood Center (student union sort of) to grab lunch
1:35 Run into former supervisor who told me that my next job has to be at the library so I can have a job with everything on campus that deals with books (first at museum gift shop where I was in charge of books, then worked at the university's press, now at the bookstore)
1:40 Back in office with my lunch, over half of the missing purchase orders mysteriously arrived in my inbox
1:40-3:00 Went through files again, pulling invoices that I now had the purchase orders for. Talked with supervisor about where to put the a/c so that it doesn't trip the circuit. It's now going by my desk. Yippee! Edited missing purchase order spreadsheet. Ate lunch, stared out window.
3:00-4:30 Input a grand total of 12 purchase orders into the computer. 11 took 5 minutes each, the twelfth took 35 minutes to figure out what went wrong. Spent more time looking out window at strange convention going on outside.
4:30-4:45 Printed report on the above 12 purchase orders and passed them off to the accounting tech, who left at 4:00. Pondered what the heck my job actually accomplishes. Looked out window.
4:45-5:00 Started work on moving the a/c. Got the window set up with the hose outlet, now just need to find empty plug which won't trip the breaker and kill my computer.
5:00 Left for home.
Throughout the day: e-mailed my friend who works on the other end of campus
Pretty much my job is neither creating purchase orders or paying purchase orders, it's just getting purchase orders from the accounting tech, matching them with invoices, putting a few numbers into the computer, then giving the purchase orders back to the accounting tech after stamping them. I'm still not sure what my number inputting accomplishes, but I don't mind as long as I have a nice view and a/c.
Semper ubi sub ubi.