Tuesday, November 24, 2009

8 Hours of Employee Orientation

I got word from Garden City this morning that they have received my badge from the San Jose Police Department. This was astonishing, since my appointment was just last Thursday (at 5pm no less) and I was told it would take 2-3 weeks for my badge to arrive at the HR department. Since the rest of this process has moved at what can only be described as a glacial pace, I was figuring 2-3 weeks would turn into 4, then I'd have to wait for an orientation of some sorts and then it'd be an other week before I could even get scheduled and all of a sudden it'd be the middle of January before I could get about the proppin'.

Not so. I'm to report for orientation tomorrow at 9:30am, dressed casually, and prepared for an EIGHT HOUR ordeal. The guy actually told me it would take until 5:30pm. Now I feel like I'm a pretty smart guy, but I can't really understand what it is they are going to spend 480 minutes telling me tomorrow. It would seem that in eight hours I could probably learn a substantial portion of what it would take to run the entire casino. But it's not like I have a choice....so I'll schlep my way down there in the teeth of traffic and hear all about policies (don't do drugs...on the premises) and sexual harassment (don't fondle the dealers) and the like, then schlep my way back in the teeth of traffic because my dogs' bladders will be about to explode. But the simple fact of the matter is that at some point tomorrow I'm going to meet with a guy who's going to give me a schedule, and all of a sudden I'm going to be an employee, with a boss, co-workers, and all that other stuff that everyone else has to deal with. I'm going to have to show up at set times, and I'm going to have to schedule my life around this job, and to be honest I'm not sure how it's going to go. But time will tell, and I sure could use the cash flow.

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RKFM said...
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jesse8888 said...

The orientation ended by 3pm (2.5 hours early) and involved a 15 minute break, a 30 minute lunch, and a lot of stuff I didn't need to be there for (such as uniform issuance). The primary things we accomplished were employee hand book, sexual harassment, problem gambling, Section 16 of the San Jose Legal Code, and a tour of the casino.

ericstoner said...

Wow...that's it...I'm packing my stuff...

The blindman said...
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The blindman said...

Fair enough. Good luck with it, and hoping your luck turns around. Blog is much more entertaining when you are dragging some monster pot with T8o :)

jesse8888 said...

Trust me, my life is much more interesting when that happens also:

Decent player opens in MP, I 3-bet with 99, the Grinder calls the BB and we flop:

AJ9cc

I believe the Grinder check/raised and I 3-bet, with the decent player stuck in the middle, but maybe he just donk/called.

AJ9-K

On this street I got check/raised by the decent player, with the Grinder stuck in the middle. I 3-bet, the Grinder folded what he later claimed was AK, and the decent player 4-bet me and I cried.

AJ9cc-K-9c

Boom shaka-laka

Wacky said...
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