So my first day of work, I am talking with my supervisor, and he hands me some papers and then a box. I was shocked that he handed me my own business cards. He not only pre-ordered them so I'd have them on my first day, but thought I was going to be important enough to need business cards. I've never had personalized business cards.
I also received a work laptop. The laptop hooks up to the monitor/keyboard while in the office, and then should I need to travel or work from home, I have the tiny laptop with access to all the work stuff without having to go through a site like logmein.
AND, on top of all of that, on my third day of work, I was informed my Blackberry was ready...what? A work phone? I don't want one of those...constant contact with clients and coworkers? They didn't mention that in the interview, hopefully it won't be all that often because I need to focus on my personal life and this whole 'my family' thing, and while work is important, so is my after-work life.