It went.... ok.
Actually, for the most part, it was pretty good. I felt good about my ability to do everything, and I felt good about my interactions with my colleagues. We had a managers meeting at one point, and we didn't all agree, but I felt confident that I was able to share my opinion.
After the meeting, my boss called me into the office. She said I came across as harsh, and that the managers need to support each other, and I needed to "learn my place."
Excuse me? Learn my place? LEARN MY PLACE? Am I a 1950's housewife?
I guess my opinion didn't really matter, after all.
But I'm not about to rock the boat on my very first day. So I apologized, said it wasn't my intention, and it wouldn't happen again. She said she believed in giving honest feedback from the very beginning, and I said I appreciated that.
Not the greatest first day, but lesson learned. Keep dissenting opinions to myself.
Here's hoping that tomorrow will be better.