Today is my first day on the job at the University of Tennessee Libraries as Assistant Professor and Data Curation Librarian. I’m very excited to get started. It’s a bit overwhelming thinking of all the things I need to learn and want to do over the next several months. But as my wife said this morning, when I start to get overwhelmed or frustrated, remember that this is a new job doing something I’ve never done before, so there will be a learning curve. Relax!
I spent all morning in orientation for new hires. We went over all the information for insurance, retirement, etc. It was alot of information to absorb, but they did a pretty good job of explaining it all to us. Now, my wife and I need to sit down and decide how we want to do the insurance and retirement accounts. We need to decide if it’s better for her to come under my insurance. I think it will be cheaper for us to both be under UT’s insurance.
We also need to decide if we want to open a Roth 401K or traditional 401K. I’m leaning towards the Roth 401K since I have so long since I will be needing that money. Tax free money looks pretty good right now.
I was shown my office, and since about 1 pm, I’ve been just reading up on things Holly sent me and chilling out. I will be pretty busy probably pretty soon, so I am enjoying the breather while I can.