It's not that bad. They use the point system, and while you must be on-time for everything, and come every day, if you have some kind of emergency they're not going to kick you to the door. In some cases--the most dire emergencies--the management can choose to waive the point(s) entirely. (Given example: one new hire got into a car wreck and was unable to come for three days. They waived the absences.) There is not a lot of leeway, but "some" is much better than the "none" I was expecting. I don't intend to need it, but I'm glad it's there.
Today's class was two pounds of fertilizer in a twenty-pound bag. We spent the day going over a small sheaf of forms (perhaps ten, twelve pages' worth) and signing them. We took a tour of the place. Although I know it's not actually the case, it seems as if mostly I listened to women talking about their children and their behavior.
In the shape I was in, though, I'm not sure it's a big deal. I did not sleep all that well last night, which is about what I had expected would be the case. Mrs. Fungus and I retired around 10 PM (stinkinously early for both of us) and I proceeded to get crappy, insomniac-style sleep until 11:30-ish, at which point I got up and took half a Xanax. That left me with about four hours of remaining sack time, and when the alarm went off at 4 AM I got up after about five minutes or so and started getting ready for work.
Departed the bunker at 4:40, arrived at work at 5:30. Traffic was not-bad on the way up; it was not-worse on the way home. (We'll see what Friday's traffic is like.)
The commute will get fine-tuned as things go on, so I'm not worried about it. I do think it might be well for me to start making my lunch before going to bed the night before, though, just because that way I don't have to do it in the morning.
Tomorrow is day 2, of course, and it will be both easier and harder.
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Did you hear that Barack Hussein Obama has gone golfing 244 times since assuming the presidency in 2009? That's an average of forty rounds per year, or a round about every 1.3 weeks. That's roughly five times as many rounds of golf that George W. Bush played during his eight years in office, and Obama's got two years to go.
Must be nice to have no responsibilities, you know?
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I've been awake for more than twelve hours. On 4 hours of sleep. I'm going to go take a nap.