I did start my new job 3 weeks ago, no longer am I an Intern. Now I am an Assistant Interior Designer, i.e. not a Junior Interior Designer, mind you. I got a special email to clarify that, after agreeing to the salary, hours and responsibilities. Titles matter so much here.
Being an actual employee, even on a probabtionary basis, is buckets of different from being an intern.
“Can you do this?”
“Yes…I think so. I will have a lot of questions about standards, though.”
“Okay. The deadline is tomorrow.”
Before the response was more like, “Well, maybe I will do it and you can do something else.” The office was a lot smaller (2 designers, me and another intern). There wasn’t much time to teach.
I work until 6, officially. But no one leaves before 6:30 most days, and even then I might be the first to leave. This means if I go straight home, I still wont be there until after 8 pm. I’m so ready to move. Especially since I logged my first overtime hours this past week. Arrived home at 10:15 pm, woke up at 6:30 am. Happy Day. Have I told you I hate mornings?
I miss some of my friends from my old job, but I really enjoy getting to know my new coworkers. Since there are a lot more English-speakers, and my boss is present to explain my responsibilities [side note: Did I tell you that the woman who hired me and is fluent in English, ran the department but was only in the office about 20 hours a week? Imagine the confusion that constantly occurred :-/], there’s a lot more chatter – both job-related and just friendly discussions.
Since my first apartment fell through, and I was left needing to look on my own, my coworkers jumped in by driving me around the neighborhood the day I told them I was looking. I’ve decided that Thai coworkers have to be the best people to work alongside, from a non-work advantage.
Most of this post is a ramble, and I’m not sure I’ve explained anything other than that the job IS going well. I AM getting good experience. I AM working quite hard, and learning a lot.