Sunday, September 07, 2008

The New Job

Here I sit on the eve of the first day of my fourth week at work. I promised my faithful blog readers (both of you) that I would post a blog about my first week of work. Since that is now two weeks overdue, I will post about my first three weeks of work.

The problem here is that there is so much to include that I don't have any clue where to begin. I'll start with the eagle-eye overview.

17 new hires started in the Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department (NEPD) on the same day that I did, as a result we have been going around the shipyard and attending our various classes as a pack. It's nice to have a group to do everything with. It makes the transition more comfortable for us. The down side, however, is that even though we are doing everything we can to blend in, the pack behavior gives us away as a bunch of greenhorns no matter where we go.

Our little pack splits up on occasion to visit different parts of the shipyard and the nearby submarine base, Bangor. We also have attended meetings to become acquainted with the various division heads within our NEPD department. All of these meetings are very informative and we are learning very quickly.

In the past weeks we have also found that we don't quite have enough to do to fill our time, so we've had a few early days. I figure we should live it up, because they won't last long once we all go our separate ways and begin work in our respective departments.

We have people from the group that are from Montana State, Boise State, Washington State, University of Utah (other than me), Brigham Young, Brigham Young Idaho, University of Wisconsin and others. I think it's interesting that the largest representation is us mormons from Utah, BYU and BYUI. There are many facets to doing nuclear work and that requires so much expertise from all types of engineering.

If you want to know more about how a nuclear plant works with it's steam generator you should look it up on Wikipedia. That much isn't controlled information.


At 5:48 AM, Blogger Miriam Higginson said...

I'd been wondering how the first weeks were going for ya! Thanks for posting about it!

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Chelsea said...

Good job babe! About freakin' time!

At 12:38 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Sounds like an awesome new adventure for you. You'll have to do another post soon to describe how it goes once you're out of training. And of course if you have any more celebrity boat spotting too!

I tagged you on my blog! Check it out!


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