|added Fri January 14 2005 at 2:47 PM
|It would appear as though I've managed to survive the first week at the new job. Today I spent more time chasing down bugs in the code than I did actually working on anything new for it, but I guess that's not too unusual. It's so hard to predict how long new changes will actually take, because it's entirely possible that in testing the new change, I'll come across a bug I didn't spot before.
I managed to beat my way into getting set up on the time clock today. Who knows how many more passwords I need to fight to get. It's really strange that Pratt and Whitney has so many new hires every week, yet they don't have a good system to make sure that all the initial computer stuff gets set up. I understand that they can't just give everybody the same computer privileges right off the bat (for instance, they can't allow foreigners access to military information), but certainly they could do better than having 50 different forms to fill out and a month's worth of fighting the system.
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