Post # 1
Yesterday was quite the day. First job out of college, still lots to learn. Like watching what you say about coworkers extra curicular activities to other coworkers. I was questioned for a comment I made and I felt (still do) feel like a huge IDIOT, because of what I said, and it wasn’t valid. Has anyone else done something like this so I don’t feel like I’m the only one?
Post # 3
Definitely!! I’ve been in my field for 8 years and I still have days like that, especially when going to a new company. I’ve been here for only 5 months so far and I’ve definitely had my moments.
At my very first real job my boss told me once that it’s not making the mistake that matters, it’s how you react to it and learn from it. That has stuck with me ever since. People make mistakes but as long as you do everything in your power to rectify it and learn from it for the future then you’re on the right track 🙂
Post # 4
@orchidaloha: This certainly makes me feel better. I did own up to making a statement that didn’t have validity and I consulted all parties that were involved, it was still one of those things where I’m sitting there going WOW, even though they’ve said move on, have they? I know it’ll be a lesson that sticks with me for a VERY long time, I’ll just learn how to shake it off.
Post # 5
@eraff32: And you will shake it off! I’m sure they will forget about it pretty quickly, way before you do
Post # 6
@orchidaloha: Great advice.
Part of learning and growing in your career path is realizing that the more you know and the more you learn, the stupider you feel. Learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others. Observe. Ask questions. Ask “why” not just “how” or “what.”
Also remember that they don’t expect you to know everything out of college, and in reality you won’t.