I’ve just been hired into a company that’s pretty well established. I don’t know the name of it but it’s up there with Twitter, Google, Facebook. It’s run by two guys. The founder is a caucasian male, about 40, tall, thin, short dark hair, and wears thin rectangular shaped glasses. He’s pretty nice and very smart. The other guy is just shorter with sandy colored hair, also caucasian. They both work outside. All of their office equipment is outside the front doors of another very famous company. They like working outside and I don’t blame them. It’s my first day working there and I’m telling the founder that he needs to create a user/pass for me to access the systems. In my head, for what seems like a long time, I’m working out all of the types of accounts I’ll need to actually be able to pick up the pace on this position. I tell him that I’m good with graphics, but I also know how to code. He agrees that this is why he hired me. I need to take the slack on certain tasks that he just doesn’t have the bandwidth to do. I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to take over. It seems that I need to develop my own strategy on what I need to do because he’s not going to tell me. He’s even too busy to do that. I’m just going to need one user/pass, and then figure all the rest out on my own: What part of the company needs the most attention, what tasks are slipping thru the cracks, where the most immediate need is, etc.
I’m left to watch a video screen the describes what I need to know. Apparently, there’s a Russian man working with this company as a contractor and before I can do anything, I need to balance my energy with his sister. I’m watching a video of these instructions on a video monitor hanging from an extension arm. I realize that this is my first task as I walk up to the monitor and tap it to pause the video.