Post # 1
i only wrote this post hoping there are bees out there like me.
i took a job, with higher pay, nice office, pretty much on my own. independant, its challenging… which i guess i asked for because all the other jobs i had,, were easy for me. so anyone else feel like some days. they have no idea what they are doing???
hence my fake it till you make it comment;-) some times i wonder if im the right person. not that i dont like it, its just that i feel under qualified for this job yet my people skills are usually home runs. so idk. feeling unsecure. i know its new years eve. new year, new ideas, hit the ground running when i get back to work but… i cant be the only one right? as it is im on weddingbee and i should be working.
Post # 3
How long have you been there? I just hit 6 months at my new job & while it’s not exactly prestigous, there’s a lot to learn & know…until this past month, I just felt like I was stepping into quick sand every time I walked in to work!!
I’m hoping to get an HR job after graduation & I have a feeling I’ll feel very similar to the way you do now. OJT SUCKS nowadays, people just hire you, teach you for a day or week & throw you to the wolves. It’s not too fun!
Post # 4
This is actually a thing – it’s called imposter syndrome.
And you can talk to people who have been in their position for years and they still feel that way.
It is very common in my field (academia – I’m a professor). I once had a fellow professor say to me “act like you belong and you will” LOL.
But it seems similar to your job in that it is very independent.
Post # 5
@souza_2005: Yes! I’m in my first year of teaching and sometimes after a particularly long/stressful day I find myself standing in wonder thinking, “What just happened!?!”
I think there are so many things that can happen in one day as a teacher, it’s impossible to ever be 100% prepared.
Post # 6
Fake it ’till you make it!
I was a preschool teacher pre-pregnancy. I regularly felt like I had no idea what I was doing. I kept in communication with my boss to make sure she was happy with what was going on in my room, and shared curriculum with the other teachers to get new ideas.
By the time I’d been doing it for a year, I felt much better. By two years, I felt like I probably wasn’t screwing up the kids!
Post # 7
This is exactly how I am at work. I am on month 3 of my job, but it’s totally different than anything I’ve done before. It’s great and scary all at the same time.
Post # 8
yeah for four months and no on trained me…. they were kind of like figure it out. so thats prob why i feel over whelmed some times.
yeah i keep trying to tell myself that. “act like you belong and you will” im a patient navigator for the colorectal program… most people are like ” what DO you do” ? and for a while ild say under my breath “thats exactly what im trying to figure out” the women who did the job left 6 months before i got here so for a long time i wondered if my boss even knew what this position really did. but im trying to make it into as much as i can make it.. into… if that makes sense.
yeah thanks ladies!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I’ve had that happen before. I got no training though, and the person who I was taking over for while she was on maternity leave wanted me to fail. It was so stressful, so many days I went home and cried. But I pushed through and learned the job on my own and by the time my fill in was over I was really good at my job. Probably why the previous person wanted me to fail, she wasn’t a person people got along with and they were trying to get rid of her.
Just keep pushing through and eventually you’ll know your job inside and out.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
@souza_2005: I feel like that all the time. I work in research though and sometimes things just don’t turn out the way I had hypothesized. It’s hard to be like “a month from now will be my giant breakthrough!” So I just kind of go through the motions and keep trying things I think will work until something interesting comes along.