My first week of work went well. It was a lot to take in between learning a little the company as well as trying to think in my head how to make it more....clean/organized. Since I was by the side of the lady retiring, my first week wasn't really MY first week.
Retired lady was really sweet. We went out for a really nice dinner and had a long chat about her career there and her hopes for retirement. She just kept saying over and over how happy she was that they selected me; she had a good feeling.
Later that week I attended an event where I met active members. I am not good with small talk, and the two hours went really slow...but I made it through and hopefully left a nice impression with them. The following day I met even more people...and I told them they'd have to remind me of their names as I met quite a few people in less than 24 hours. That is the hard part, not having photos and names to 'study' from, but the occasional repetition.
Overall, it was a good week. An overview of sorts. I kept worrying that there is so much to learn and do...would I succeed? Would I win them over after such an attachment to my predecessor? Of course I can do it...why wouldn't I? It is just a matter of time that I will feel comfortable and understand my new position.