Another week comes to an end. Hard to believe that it’s already the end of January, and it’s the end of the second week at Zappos. But life is good — I wouldn’t have it any other way.
In some ways, Friday seemed like a waste of a day. We didn’t have many taxonomy requests, we were waiting on information on page set-ups, and I spent the morning creating test pages in the Drupal CMS. I learned what a “Lunch and Learn” session is all about, and realize that I should attend the next one since it will help me understand the different parts of what we do much better. I’m a big proponent of understanding what your co-workers do, even if you can’t do their job. It builds mutual respect and helps to foster efficient team work by playing on people’s strengths.
Found out I was supposed to get paid on Thursday for my first week, but things weren’t ready in the system. So, they’ll cut the check in the afternoon. Not a big problem since I received my last paycheck and vacation payout from Cirque du Soleil. Then realized I wouldn’t be around to pick up the check since we had an off-site meeting that afternoon. Oh, well. I’ll get it Monday.
The afternoon was spent off-site in a session. The goal? To figure out what works and doesn’t work in the Ux department. It seemed to be a very productive afternoon (not having anything else to judge this against!), and there are committees formed to place some of the ideas into action. I work with some amazing and very creative people.
Ended the day by picking up a new inhaler, and taking a walk around my condo complex. I did want to go to the Cosmopolitan to see Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears, but I sacked out on the couch. I’m getting old when a free concert at 10 p.m. is too late to go out!
Photo: 17 of 53 by Amras Meneldur and used under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.