So today was my first day at work. The beginning of a software engineer’s professional career. Introductions were made, plans were laid out and we broke bread together. A rather pleasant and enjoyable beginning even though repeated references were made to how difficult the next three months of our lives were going to be.
The ex-trainees were invited to the party too. They seemed satisfied, confident and determined so that’s a good sign. The teaching faculty was friendly and it seemed like they knew what they were talking about. It was made quite clear that nothing but your performance, hard work, and dedication would ensure that you were left standing at the end of the three months.
Eight hours of classes, six days a week for three months. No holidays except for the Sundays. Miss a day at work, or fail to finish your homework(which is expected to be handed out everyday) and you forfeit that day’s pay.
These three months are going to be hard…but you know what? I’m looking forward to it.