New Job Means New Chaos

By Cje95 | Texas Boy in a DC World | 16 Jun 2021

Monday I started my latest internship in a different Congressional office. While I love working on the hill this office is one of the more senior members of Congress so I was a tad bit hesitant about it. The first day alone was interesting, to say the least… 


It started with roughly the whole morning trying to get my new Congressional ID since I was changing offices. First I straight up left my wallet in the office then I had to come back to the ID office when I was showing the new interns from a couple of offices around. Thinking I now that I have my wallet I could get my ID I got the Staff Assistant to come with me to get my ID only to be told that my previous office had not turned in my initial ID so I could only get a temp. Finally roughly 3 hours after this had started I tracked down my old ID and was able to exchange it and my temp for my official new ID.


Thinking the frustrations were over I logged into my computer to try and familiarize myself with the constituent software they use. Well turns out I had not been given access to it and I also hadn’t gotten the access I was supposed to for Microsoft 365 effectively leaving me useless and an object in space. After a couple of hours, I got access to everything I needed to and the Staff Assistant called it a day with how screwed up it had been.

Fast-forward to today and finally, I was able to help around. While not only did get to finally answer some phone calls but I was asked to help create new databases for the leg staff. These databases have to be constantly updated due to the high turnover on the hill that I have mentioned in a previous article. It might not be a lot but it is something and a nice start. As long as everything keeps building I should be able to really learn a lot and utilize this internship to springboard myself into a full-time position. 

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Graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2020 had dabbled in crypto since 2017 but dove in at the end of 2019. December of 2020 packed up and moved to D.C.! Huge sports fan, space nerd, and international newsreader! Follow me on Twitter @Cje95_

Texas Boy in a DC World
Texas Boy in a DC World

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