Everyone imagines their first day at their first job in different ways, but I never could have imagined onboarding for my first job out of college in the midst of a pandemic. My first day as a software development engineer with Groupon’s Layout Service team was October 5, 2020. I was assigned to the Chicago headquarters office, so I originally imagined my first day starting off greeting the giant cat in a spaceship by the office’s front desk, and then walking through the other quirky areas of the office as I made my way to my team. That was drastically…

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