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I start a temp-to-perm position on Monday.  I'm really excited about the company and the opportunity (which I don't want to talk about too much yet because I'm a bit afraid I'll jinx it.)  The job is 8:30-5 M-F, exactly what I had been hoping for.  It's in San Francisco, and since I don't want to deal with parking I will be dealing with Caltrain and Muni.

I am a little nervous about the commute.  I've always had to drive to work, 30-45 minutes usually depending on the location, day, and time, but given that I was usually traveling in non-commute hours it wasn't so bad.  And of course, in a car you can also run errands or make any extra stops you want.  Relying on a train with a fixed schedule will be interesting.  My current plan has me walking to the station (six blocks or so) to catch the 7:28, after the transfer to Muni it should get me where I need to be at 8:18.  I haven't figured out the trip home yet, or what I'm actually going to do on the train.

I think I'm dealing with a bit of "be careful what you wish for" here, I always knew that making this schedule change could be difficult, but now that I'm staring at it all I've got are questions:  when will I run/watch movies j doesn't want to see/do my homework? how do I fill an hour's lunch in the city?   And given that it's temp-to-perm there's also the issue of not thinking I 100% have it because I don't yet.

So welcome to me actually making this transition, instead of just talking about it.  Hopefully it will be a good ride.


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Congrats and best of luck! You'll get settled into a routine, I'm sure. I think the best thing to do in these temp-to-perm situations is to treat it like you are already perm.

Thanks! And yes, just thinking of it as my job without the temporary part is best, it's too awkward otherwise.

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