Friday, September 08, 2006

Challenge Everything

While people have guessed from ass-wiping/accounting to nude lion taming to stripping, you are all off base (except for the lion taming thing). And until someone decides to hit it closer on the head, I'm just going to keep you guessing.

Today was my first day at work and it seems like a real blast, so far. Completely unlike anything I have ever done, in a place unlike any I have ever seen. Although the job part of it hasn't started yet, today was still quite full-on with lots of training. I really can't wait for next week when I can really sink my teeth into it. I wasn't the only person hired on for this, there were about 24 other temps, all looking bewildered at where they were. Some were from New Zealand, Australia, Ireland...and not all were as big _______ as I thought. But there were 19 guys and only 5 girls (including me).

Here are some interesting facts about where I work:

-The building I work in is amazing. And new. And cost 54 MILLION DOLLARS to build. And it shows.

- There are 1500 employees from all over the globe who work in the building.

- The security is just about as high as Fort Knox. Your security passes aren't cleared for all areas and you have to be swiped through several checkpoints before you can get anywhere.

- You have to sign a confidentiality agreement. In fact, I'm not allowed to go into detail about what I have been "working on."

- There are several Starbuck's in my work (great for break time, or when falling asleep at the computer).

- The Break Room has a free video game arcade and pool table

- The Cafeteria is huge and state-of-the-art and the food is AMAZING (mmm bento box).

- My company's net revenue for 2006 so far is 2.9 BILLION DOLLARS.

- My company is the number one _____ in the whole world, by a large margin.

- Where I work is the largest ______ in North America

- Where I work has a movie theatre, a soccer field, an indoor gymnasium, fitness classes, a spa, basketball courts etc.

And the good thing is, the commute isn't any longer than the trip I was making to the North Shore. So there you have it. Day One and I think I'm off to a good start. Don't really know what I'm doing, but hey, the fact that what I do is going to make me a very wanted women in some circles, makes it all the more worthwhile. Mwahaha.

17 comments:

Princess Leanne said...

You write the jokes for playboy?

Manders said...

hmm....I think you work at a scientific research centre!

Wanderlusting said...

Well, it is a bit more scientific then writing for Playboy (though Playboy deals with physics), but its maybe a bit more fun. We shall see. But good guess Manders!

Manders said...

Okay next guess: you work at a Dental clinic
...
or you work at a plastic surgery private clinic

Manders...again... said...

p.s.: dang I left a message on your cell last night!

Let's get together! I owe you dinner still!

Wanderlusting said...

Aww, you just want to find out where I work...

I'll give you a ring a ding in a bit!

PS Yes, I work at the world's larget Dental Office, which raked in 2.9 Billion dollars this year and is the largest in the world. That's a lot of teeth!

Wanderlusting said...

it's so large I had to tell you that it's the largest, twice!

almost famous kiwi said...

so you finally started that porn career you've always dreamed of. Im so proud of you! And for PLayboy of all places, well done. Yeah their security is tight eh, man last time I was there I got strip searched, oh wait, that was for the spread.

Wanderlusting said...

Oh, I bet there was a spread all right...."spread eagle"

somethinglikebradshaw said...

K way out on a limb here...but do you work at EA Games?!

...just an idea and about as obscure as I could get

Anonymous said...

I also think it's AE Games. They have a HUGE facility with all the props that you mentioned. A friend of mine works there in the Graphic Arts, designing video games. He loves it. The only question here is which department do you work in?
Maybe production? or something in marketing to put your journalism degree to use?!

somethinglikebradshaw said...

Umm no, duh. Obviously you've never played much video games...it's EA Sports...! EA!

almost famous kiwi said...

ok, this isnt funny anymore, I just spent 2 hours trying to google where you work using the info you gave. Im becoming obsessed and sad. HELP ME

KK said...

Children's Hospital? Port Authority? International Village? Science World? .... I'm trying to think Starbucks and soccer field...

Wanderlusting said...

what if it was a soccer field-sized starbucks????

Actually, one of you has gotten it right and I will soon post the answer...if only I wasn't so busy doing whatever it is that I am doing. mwahahahaha.

manders said...

hey! i thought I had it right the last time i guessed!?!

amanda jane said...

hmmmmm, a starbucks and a soccar feild....... DON"T TELL ME YOU WENT BACK TO..... HONDA!!!

*sigh* honda.....