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Livejournal isn't blocked from work! \/\/007!

I'm waiting on a phone call from my mentor/co-worker(Nancy) so that we can review what I'm going to be working on for the next few weeks....

Hey, I bet this makes absolutely NO SENSE if you haven't talked to me in a while... haha.

Yesterday was my first day working at Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ. I got an id badge and a laptop! I'm allowed to bring it home and stuff... I even have an office that I share with one other intern(there are three desks, a bunch of filing cabinets and BIG WINDOWS right that are right over my desk!) It's so great... this morning I left at 7am and was in my office before 8.. I had my e-mail set up before Nancy was even in the office. :-) I thought I'd be able to post a full report of yesterday's events but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. I got a service called copper.net for dial-up internet access from my grandparents house, so I should be on tonight! :-) Probably after 9pm... but don't forget you can still call my cell phone.. .and if you really want to hear from me you can e-mail me at my lucent address:
germann at lucent dot com
that's to deter the spammers... just what I would need is to start getting e-mails for viagra at work... hehe... well, she still hasn't called and we were supposed to have a meeting at 11, but that's probably not going to happen... I think she's troubleshooting some problems. They just put a new intranet site on-line yesterday afternoon and they are having some minor problems... I just just wish I knew more about the site so that I could help.. it's more difficult to troubleshoot a site like this if you weren't involved in how it was created.

So. Whatelse. My office mate is very cool, he's helped me out with a bunch of stuff since he started here last week, he knows the ropes! :-) It's very helpful; especially when Nancy said, go set up your computer and then left. hehe... I didn't know where to start so Kapir got me the handbook and showed me how to screw it up so that when I called the tech support people they would just netmeeting into my computer and do it for me. :-D *yea*

*yea* for livejournal... I'm afraid to start reading my friends page, because then I'm sure Nancy will call me. d'oh... we will see... hope to hear from some of you! :-)


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 3rd, 2003 09:53 am (UTC)
Man, those tech support people are getting lazy. Back in the day, I used to WALK to everyone's desk. :-P

Speaking of which, do they need any tech support guys out there? hehe
Jun. 3rd, 2003 12:29 pm (UTC)
They would have to walk from Boulder, CO. :-P

I think NetMeeting is quicker.
Jun. 3rd, 2003 12:42 pm (UTC)
Lazy AND cheap. Back in the day, every site would have its own on-site tech support. :-P

I'm all for eliminating personal interaction myself, but I thought in general that's what the business world was all about. Who cares if any work is getting done, as long as a lot of meetings are being held and people are being flown around first class to attend them, right? :)
Jun. 4th, 2003 06:31 am (UTC)
Have you seen the price of Lucent stock recently? LU 2.11 -0.06 as of last night. I had to hunt for office supplies yesterday...

But the thing that confused me was the free stuff that they gave us interns... My Dad says they are trying to keep us happy so we say good things about the company... would have helped if I could find some scissors to open my laptop cable lock. :-P

So, I guess it depends on your definition of 'cheap'.
(And no, that's NOT the point of the business world. :-P )
Jun. 4th, 2003 06:34 am (UTC)
Maybe I should clarify... $2.11 / stock is BAD! Hershey is at 60-something and that's as good as they've been in a while...

although, I guess it isn't really fair to compare the two, after all they are in two completely different sectors. But the point is, before this stinking resession, tech stocks were $80-$100 down considerably.

But then we all know that the reason that Lucent's stocks are in the crapper is because Jeremy left them. :-)
Jun. 4th, 2003 07:17 am (UTC)
If it's not the point, then how do you explain why a company would sooner hire a bubbly manager with no technical skills than a multifaceted information technologist such as myself? :-P
Jun. 4th, 2003 08:29 am (UTC)
First of all, you sound bitter.

Second of all, it is important that the person employed (whether as knowledgable as you or no) can communicated with ease to their co-workers and anyone that is under them in the chain of command. If communication does not come easily to the person employed, then work is not completed in a timely fashion and many times the point may not be gotten across.

Third of all, update your resume and put the words Information technology in the Objective. Silly.
Jun. 3rd, 2003 12:20 pm (UTC)
You're alive! hehe. That's good. I probably won't be on t'night 'cause I'm going to a Pawsox game with my G'parents... but you can leave a message. 8-Þ 8-}
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