First Day

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.

Pre-Employment Processing for Boeing

I spent just over a half hour down at Boeing Field filling out paperwork for my internship at Boeing. I’ve been nervous about working at Boeing, and even more nervous this last week. To be honest, I haven’t been very happy with the process. I feel like I’ve had to work extra hard to get a position they should be begging me for. Of course, it’s not like I’m a veteran in the work force, but follow-ups and replies by HR have been horrible and that has caused numerous issues for me which ends up making me feel scared about the whole thing.

In any event, I start on Friday with a 7:30am orientation back at Boeing Field, after that’s all done I’ll head down to Kent and report for duty.

About the Boeing Interview

The interview with Boeing went very well. We talked a lot about my work at Mines Internet Radio. It’s funny, I never really thought about MIR as work experience, but it is. Dealing with the bureaucracy, having to write reports, balancing the assignments of tasks, and still making the damn thing work with minimal fuss.

But the work going on a Boeing is very cool and is something that I would be proud to be a part of. They’ll get back to me in a few weeks.

[tags]Boeing, internship, Mines Internet Radio, interview[/tags]