I got home this morning at 0330 and couldn’t sleep for all the Coke I’d consumed during the day, the better not to turn into a pumpkin around 10, as is usually the case, so this may not be all that coherent (starting with a run-on sentence, w00t!).
I officially started at Apple yesterday. This consisted of showing up a half hour before closing & helping pack the store to be moved to a new location. My fingers, feet, and back hurt. Hooray for employment. But it was a great way, I think, to meet my new peeps (hee hee). I think I know most of their names by now, which is certainly more than could have been said after my first day of work at my old job.
The thing that really struck me was the ease that the genders blended. This may seem like a strange observation, but college is hyper-sexualized, so not a great place for gender interaction, and at my old job everyone was female, which made men not only the anomaly, but made me wonder what it was about the industry that attracted women (most of the doctors & lawyers we interacted with were men). There were only four women last night, probably about the ratio I should get used to in a geek-environment, but I noticed that ratio less than the ratio at my old job. The store manager is a woman and the geek-guys have no issues taking her orders. On occasion, I was reminded that these types of guys are exactly my type; and probably vice versa. But the fact that we all have such similar interests (debates about Tim Burton’s injustice to Batman, Roald Dahl, and Star Trek ranged about during our break, which made me smile) makes our gender differences just fade away. I like that.