Having waited for this day for almost a month, well quite frankly for most of my life, the first thing I realized when I woke up just after 6.am was that this was to be my first day as an employee in the airline industry.
Took plenty of time to read the newspaper and have a steady breakfast before starting up the Renault and heading out on the 263 towards Arlanda where I arrived at the staff parking (a.k.a “Beta”) less than 15 minutes after leaving home (a lot different compared to 90 minutes when I worked in Stockholm).
On the bus towards the terminal everyone but myself was wearing a uniform of some sort and it was now I truly started to feel the airport community atmosphere and with just over one hour to spare, I set off to explore my new workplace.
Morning lineup at “Pier A”
As 0830 approached, I moved towards terminal 5 and the meeting point and arrived as number 3 (of 10). We were then escorted by a PM (production manager) to a conference room where most of the day would be spent.
Welcome to SGS!
As this was merely intended to be an introductory day, we were “brain washed” with information about SGS, uniform code etc. as well as multiple names & codes to remember.
The afternoon was dedicated to various admin procedures such as the collection of parking permits and id cards and the fitting of uniforms, all three proving to be interesting in their own way. In terms of the uniform we had some difficulties finding the right sized jacket and coat. I shall leave out the details about the badge and parking permit from public view as I want to keep them for a while 🙂
This was “it” for the day and we meet again tomorrow morning for the first real course day at the SGS Learning Centre to soon become one of the first faces you might encounter when flying out of Arlanda.