First Day

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Boeing Orientation is long, 4.5 hours long. Close to the end, I was practically sitting on my hands. But just like they said, it let out at 12pm sharp. There was a quick meeting with the SPEEA rep (Yea, I’m part of a union now) and then I headed down to the Kent Space Center to report for duty.

And that’s all I can really tell you. While I don’t have a Top Secret/Secret/Confidential classification, everyone I work with does and I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if I had a Confidential classification by the end of my internship. In any event, just about all the material I work with is labeled “Boeing Proprietary” which is pretty much just like having a Confidential clearance, but it’s not overseen by the government. So I can’t take anything home and I can take my cell phone in to work because it has a camera on it and the hallway has giant posters that say “No Classified Discussions” and all foreign persons must have an escort and remember those posters from World World II and such that said things like “Loose Lips Sink Ships”. So that’s that.

Boeing also covers continuing education which is cool, and they cover things that aren’t even related to your job. So I’m going to try and get my pilots licences this summer. All paid for by Boeing. Sa-weet.