While I recently told you how my kids are now official Nintendo Kid Reviewers, I’m proud to announce that I’m now officially part of the Netflix Stream Team! That means I’ll be sharing lots of great Netflix content with you guys, and hopefully loads of behind-the-scenes awesomeness.
I’ve seen some of my blogger friends attend all sorts of Netflix events for great shows like Orange is the New Black. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll get invited to something related to Marvel’s slew of Netflix series including Daredevil!
Anyways, what I love about this program with Netflix is that every month they give us a suggested theme to work with. This month it’s all about mini-milestones. Whether it’s a First Trick-or-Treat, a First Dance or First Kiss, there’s loads of firsts in every kid and adult’s life.
For me, the most recent mini-milestone is that I started a new job about 2 months ago. Oddly enough, my commute has barely changed, since this new gig is literally just one block away from my old one!
When I think of work in general, my media-centric brain instantly shoots to one of my favorite TV comedies: The Office. You may think this show’s just ridiculously over-the-top and unrealistic. No way any professional business would ever behave the same insane way as the Dunder Mifflin crew. Right? Wrong.
I used to read Dilbert religiously in the paper and equate loads of daily comic strips to my day job in the dot com world. Well, now that I’ve worked quite a bit in the more corporate type world, I can safely say that yes indeed, there are managers nearly as clueless as Michael Scott. The ludicrous amount of meetings just to discuss meetings does actually exist. And while I’ve never participated in an Office Olympics, we have done similar activities.
It’s always scary starting a new job and that first day is a total mix of complete confusion and utter helplessness. It’s always a bit daunting and overwhelming, but over time, you start to get the hang of it and before you know it, you’re no longer the new guy. That’s how I feel now, at least. My first week was brutal and I felt like I was so in over my head. It got slightly better over time and now, just two months in, I feel like I’ve been there for years. I’m also no longer the “new guy.”
But the best thing about my job that’s quite different from the Scranton crew of The Office? That’d be the fact that I never have to wear a tie. Yeah, sometimes it’s the little things.