I had a very nice first day. I met all the residents and a lot of the caregivers, and I had a lot of things to do (and a lot of time where the administrator had to make phone calls so I kept myself busy). Most of the seniors seem very nice, and nobody was mean to me even though Lynn was telling me that some of them can be pretty bitchy sometimes. :) Dementia doesn't help, I'm sure - I'd probably be rude to some people if I didn't know what was going on.
The seniors are in all stages of health - there are two 2-person transfers (people who are completely dependent on a caregiver for everything from eating to changing diapers) all the way to some people who only need a cane to get around; a couple of people who can hardly hear at all to people who are practically "normal." I feel bad for a lot of them, like the woman who lost her husband at the end of last month. But I guess that's just what happens when you get old, and it's a good reminder to live my life to the fullest.
The office side of the job is pretty straightforward, really, but it'll take awhile to get into the swing of auditing charts and making sure everything is shipshape.
So anyway, my day went by really quickly and I'm looking forward to next week. I shall now pretend that I went out of town tonight until tomorrow evening to avoid getting called into the bakery to work.
And last, here is my new desk! The owner's desk is off to one side of the shot - we share the office.