Goodness ..I forgot how hard it is to start a new job!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It gets better. The first few weeks getting acclimated always suck. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve found that it gets easier as I’ve gotten older and gained more experience…though teaching kids only changes kid to kid, not school to school.  

Just remember — they hired you for a reason!  You can do it.  =)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

You’re not alone! Me too…This is my third week but my 4th day on my own, yesterday I was so stressed out with all the requests I was getting. I can’t wait until I find my rhythm and things aren’t so overwhelming.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You’ll be fine just try to stay focused…and not to scare you but many companies track employee internet usage (particularly new employees), you might want to stay off the boards while on their IP address!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I started a new job 2.5 weeks ago. Earlier this week I had to take two sick days. Talk about uncomfortable..

What helps me in a new job is writing *everything* down. I take notes even when my boss is asking me just to call someone really quick. It helps me double check myself and that everything is getting completed in a good timeframe.
Other than that: Breathing helps, too.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I hear you.

I just started a new job and it has been hard.

How do you know if you should tough it out or if it just isn’t the right position for you? I absolutley hate my new job.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@regit45:  Hang in there!  You’ll be fine 🙂 

When I was training my new employee, I made very sure to tell her to let me know if I was going to fast, or if she wanted me to clarify something.  People learn in very different ways.  Has the person/people training you said anything like that?  I definitely didn’t say it to her as a test, or a trick.  There’s nothing wrong with going over things multiple times, or in a different way.  🙂  I’d much rather someone understood the thing I was telling them well before moving on to something else.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@jessdoxy:  I’m in the same boat… I started a new job about a month ago and hate it. Learning it came to me very easily because I realize I am so overqualified for what I’m doing 🙁 I’ve started looking again but fear no one will want to hire someone that is quitting her newest job after only a couple months 🙁

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@regit45:  !  NOT okay!  That’s a terrible situation to be in Frown No wonder you’re unhappy.  You haven’t been given any tools to do your job effectively.  I’m so sorry. 

How on earth do they expect you to know what to do? That’s completely wacky.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@MrsTillerResq:  

I am looking as well and I am in the same boat as you, who is going to hire me if I only worked somewhere for two months?? Maybe I shouldn’t even put it on my resume. Sucks that we are in this position but I am glad someone else understands what I am going through. I’ve been feeling back because everyone keeps telling me I’m lucky to have a job. Don’t know if I would consider myself lucky when I come home and cry every night. 

 

OP……sorry to threadjack.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I started a new job in January and I remember those feelings of being overwhelmed.  I feel sooo much better about things 6 months in.  I still have moments where I’m uncertain about how to go about things or what the right answer is, but I def feel 100% better about my job.  Having an amazing manager and team does help though.  Good luck.  It will get better!

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