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Pleasant Work Environment
July 26, 2014

Taking care of work as the main IT Technician isn’t too bad. Thankfully, my supervisor used to take care of IT-related problems before becoming a drafting manager. Whenever there are problems that I don’t know how to approach, I go to him to seek guidance. I’m learning new things as I encounter them so it’s a good learning experience.

A Few Highlights at Work:

  • Relabeled countless devices and logged the serial numbers into our database.
  • Brought an iMac back to life after opening it up and debugging the problems.
  • Closed some IT tickets in the backlog with some being active since late 2011.
  • Fixed the printer to network connection.
  • Learned and remembered most of the employee’s names.
  • Had a few meetings with the company’s president to work on the company’s software management system.
  • The president was impressed when I fixed a problem with one of the modules within a couple of minutes.
  • Took up a side project of fixing two MacBook Pros. Initially, I thought it was a logic board until I found out it was a hard drive problem (for both).
  • Found out a good number of my coworkers are alumni/current students at the same school I’m at.
  • Got to try out one of those cool USB-to-SATA adapters to connect an internal hard drive removed from another computer to my laptop.

As for lunch, I totally ditched the whole salad idea. I started making other food such as udon or rice + toppings as an alternative. On a couple of occasions last week, a coworker and I went to eat at In-N-Out and got sushi. Yesterday, seven coworkers and I went to eat at a Mexican restaurant nearby. I ordered a delicious seafood cocktail that had oyster, shrimp, octopus, albacore, and imitation crab in it. My work’s area is filled with other manufacturing/production facilities so it takes a bit of a drive to get to a decent food place.

I inherited the previous IT person’s cubicle, which had a pretty cool desk setup. There are dual screen monitors hooked up to a pretty powerful laptop (Lenovo Y500). It’s a good thing because it helps me get whatever I need done ☺.

Hopefully things will continue to run smooth at work. I’m enjoying the things I do at the moment so it makes the experience worthwhile.

16 Responses

  1. Tara ☆ July 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    I’m glad to read that you’re work experience have been positive thus far! Nothing is more demoralising than being in a work environment that does nothing but brings you down. So I’m really glad for you!

    And yeah, I’d have ditched the salad idea, too. Salad every day would drive me crazy. I like variety in my diet, thank you very much!

    The previous IT person’s cubicle sounds awesome. You say you have two monitors hooked up to a laptop — so does that mean you have a triad monitor setup? That’s AWESOME. I wish I could have a dual monitor set-up at my home computer, but nope X_X. I lack the desk space!

    Anyway, take cares! I hope your work stays awesome to you 😀

    • Nancy ☆ July 27, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      I like variety in my diet too *o*. I remembered disliking a certain type of food for a while because I overate :I.

      Unfortunately, it’s still a dual monitor setup. The laptop screen is off when it’s plugged in to the other two. I prefer it this way because I have 23″ monitors and then a 15″ one (it kind of breaks the big screen trend). If I was gaming, I’d have a triad setup :P. It’s okay, I have a single monitor at home too D’:. And thank you for your wishes ♥

  2. Kalliste ☆ July 26, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Sounds like fun! Do you have to deal directly with clients too or just do stuff behind the scenes?

    • Nancy ☆ July 27, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      It is fun ☺. Thankfully, I don’t need to deal with the company’s clients directly since we produce non-technical things so problems are forwarded to our customer support. So I basically do behind the scenes stuff like fix the employee’s hardware or software issues they face.

  3. Tiff ☆ July 27, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Sounds like you’re having great work experience. Interesting that you ditched “the whole salad” idea. Seems like you don’t like healthy options! Udon is much more filling than salad though, but it is harder for your body to digest & use as energy than salad.

  4. Alice B ☆ July 27, 2014 at 4:08 am

    I’ve heard how people compare In-N-Out with uh…Subway…or at least I think it’s Subway. I’m so jealous you guys have In-N-Out and Subway and Taco Bell (correct me if I’m wrong if Taco Bell isn’t available near your area). In here, I can barely find fast food chain that serves sandwiches (I only know one so far) and burgers are all clogged up in either Burger King or Carls Jr. I don’t count KFC or Mcdonalds for burgers though – their burgers kinda suck. >___<

    It's impressive how you are an IT technician. Then again, it's your field of study. But still…people who can fix the hardware and stuff impress me. I may know pc parts but I don't know how to fix a hardware lol I think I prefer dealing things with the software instead. Now that you've tweaked macbook pros, is it possible to tweak that thing so it can be good for gaming LOL I hate my macbook pro geez… it sucks at gaming 😛 I wish I spent money on ASUS instead (even though I kinda find Adobe software lags more in windows than mac and my work depends on Adobe apps like almost every time).

    My macbook's fan gets all fired up and loud when I play assassin's creed brotherhood. How embarrassing 😛 and it kind of lags when I play dragon age too.. I wonder if it's gonna crash if I play watchdogs (19GB game like whut the–)

    I'm so happy you played AC! Have you seen the trailer to the newest one? It's so damn good ugh I consider buying the official one for the first time. I like how you used the word "hooked up" for haytham and zio haha it's hilarious.

    I used to pickpocket a lot in skyrim too. It's funny to watch my victims died naked (I'm so horrible) but because it's a game full of easy cheats and command consoles, it gets boring 🙁
    do you play stealth games too? 😀

    • Nancy ☆ July 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      I don’t know what people compare In-N-Out to. If it’s Subway, I can kind of see the similarities like you can have whatever you want in the burger but you don’t go down the line picking the toppings. Do you guys have Quiznos? :o! KFC is good for their fried chicken; I wouldn’t give them credit for anything else, haha. And McDonalds’ burgers are bad! It kind of feels plasticy to me and they have endless accusations about what is used in their products compared to other places ;~;.

      I can’t really tweak your MacBook Pro to handle gaming unless it includes installing some Windows virtual machine and have it run on there XD. Lenovo is pretty good for gaming! Same goes for Asus!

      My face whenever I see any game trailers: :oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      Normally the size of the actual game doesn’t worry me. It’s just the amount of ram/cpu resources they take up in the process because it’ll pretty much determine how fast the graphics render/load.

      And no 🙁 I don’t play other stealth games besides AC/Skyrim D:… Unless I’m missing a game :o!

      • Alice B ☆ July 27, 2014 at 10:22 pm

        Noooo 🙁 what is Quiznos 😮
        Back then, in here, Dairy Queen was so famous and everyone went for its Blizzard ice cream.. now, it’s kind of hard to find a dairy queen stand 🙁 the same goes for baskin robbins. Food trend is crazy here; at that time, everyone went for bubble tea and then the trend subsided. Now, everyone goes for taiwanese dessert and the old stuff pretty much just rot themselves behind the shadow.

        Do you mean windows bootcamp installation in mac? yeah, I did that last time just because I wanna get the best of both world. Bootcamp’s nasty for the mac os though; my macbook lags a lot and the startup becomes a mess. I end up uninstalling the windows partition. That was before I downloaded games for mac os haha

        I wonder if it’s possible to upgrade macbook parts. I guess it’s not? I mean, I don’t know. I’ve never seen people opening the MBP case and replace hardware and stuff. Meh, lame. I regret buying MBP lol

        ASUS gaming laptop is so cool to me *o* like… it’s really bulky and thick and big and just scream GAMER’S STUFF! my friend has ASUS gaming laptop and the laptop has this “republic of gamers” sticker it’s just so cool T__T

        I had to go all the way to 16GB RAM for my desktop and yeah, for the MBP, it’s gonna be tough because it only has 4GB RAM. the minimum RAM for skyrim is 4GB….I think? My friend put skyrim in mac os and it was horrifying haha

        I don’t think skyrim’s considered stealth. It’s more of an open world RPG and that’s it. hm, stealth likes to be in first person view… like Dishonored and Thief and Deus Ex. (I want to drag people into playing Dishonored with me!! Kamown, Nance~ play it! xD)
        You play stuff like Mass effect or bioshock?

  5. Georgie ☆ July 27, 2014 at 5:40 am

    “Brought an iMac back to life after opening it up and debugging the problems.” YOU ARE MY HERO! Hahah. I am impressed with the hardware problems you fixed. I am a n00b at hardware.

    Also, I laughed a little inside at the clearing of tickets – when I started at the place I work now, there were so many irrelevant tickets and problems that had already been fixed but hadn’t had their tickets removed.

    Admittedly imitation crab makes me upset, I wish they would just use real crab. It’s more expensive, I guess, but I don’t like the taste of imitation crab either. xD

  6. Holly ☆ July 27, 2014 at 6:10 am

    It sounds like you are settling in quickly to your new job, which is great. 🙂 I suppose it might be an advantage that there aren’t any decent food outlets close to work. It would stop me from spending money unnecessarily, haha!

  7. Cat ☆ July 28, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Sounds like you’ve done a lot at work already! That’s cool that you’re able to meet with the company’s president. I like company cultures that make it easy to talk to the higher ups. Our CEO is always encouraging us to talk to him about any issues that bother us.

    That’s great that you get dual monitors at work. I can’t stand not having dual monitors anymore, haha. It’s so much more space! I have that set-up both at work and at home. I hope things continue to go well at work!

  8. Jamie Jones ☆ July 28, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I’m highly jealous of your new career. It sounds like fun and I am glad you are able to meet with the companies president and impressed him. Take care of yourself and the career and you will go far.

  9. Chynna ☆ July 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Sounds like you’re totally in your element, Nance.

    I’m glad work is going well. As for lunch, it’s good you ditched salad. Because salad is boring and noodles and rice are so much better.

    God, you mentioned In-N-Out and now I REALLY want a burger.

  10. Amy ☆ July 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Glad to hear work is going well for you! It’s lovely that you’re settling in so quickly.

    I don’t blame you for ditching the salad idea – that food sounds much nicer! I work in a food shop during the week, so I just end up buying food to eat in at work. It’s a lot quicker and easier.

    Hope work continues to go just as smoothly!

  11. Christa ☆ July 31, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Enjoying your work is really a blessing. So many people hate what they do. When I worked in the tech field I enjoyed fixing printers for some weird reason. I have no problem fixing computers and programs but printers were just fun.

    A rice bowl sounds so great right now, but I’m trying to rid the fridge of leftovers.

  12. Michelle ☆ July 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I’m glad that you are enjoying your experience at IT department, and glad that it is running smoothly too. I hope it continues to be that way for you, for a long time!

    Yeah, they served salad at the mental hospital too much(when I was there), to the point, I got sick of it. I no longer want to eat or look at salad, regardless, I hope you continue doing good at your job!


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