(Closed) New job – does it ever get better?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It might be a tough job but I think you should give it more than two weeks to feel it out though.


Good luck

Post # 4
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i think this is a fairly common feeling at a new job…it sucks not knowing how to do everything. there’s always a learning curve, and i think the best advice is to stick with it…it may take a month or two to get acclimated, but i’m sure it will get better.

Post # 5
1555 posts
Bumble bee

I have been at my job 2.5 years and it isn’t any better. I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, but it really hasn’t. I feel awful for hating my job so much, but I know I am lucky to have it.

I got hired here right out of school and I try to cinvince myself that the others are just jealous that I scored a relatively good position right out of school and they didn’t. However, a lot of them are in there 40s+ and hav ebene doing this forever. I feel like they constantly look at me like I’m stupid and wonder why I was hired.

Just try to find yourself the good eggs among all the bad. Is there someone there you like? Try to befriend them. It will be easier that way. There are a few people here that have been good to me, and I try to associate with them the most.

Many hugs because I know how you feel!

Post # 6
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ive been in my new job for currently 3 weeks. I feel like I ask soooooooo many questions that Im now getting hestitant on asking. But there are so many things I need to learn that I havent been taught and I have every right to ask because I genuinely dont know how or havent been shown.

I suggest hanging in there, there will be a day were you wont feel like its new and you will be doing it in your sleep!


Post # 8
489 posts
Helper bee

Keep with it! But I completely know how you feel. I am making a job change after the first of the year. I work an office position now at a hospital, and am going to get a nursing assistant position in January to get a little more hands on experience while finishing nursing school.  I am nervous already!! But right now, I feel so fortunate just to have a job.

I know having so much to learn and adjust to can be very overwhelming. The fact that you got a job so quick and had so much interest says you are a smart lady 🙂 You should have no trouble making your mark soon enough.

Post # 9
1555 posts
Bumble bee

Just remember (as I often have to be reminded) that the longer you are at the job, they more experience you are getting. That can only help in the long run. (Go that Angie? Yeah…at least until something else aggravating happens at my work)

Post # 10
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I felt the same way when I first started my job. I’m an auditor for a popular retail chain and I had an IMMENSE amount of things to learn. I felt like I asked questions every 5 minutes and annoyed the hell out of my co-workers who had to help me or fix my issues. It took a while for me to finally fully grasp my job but now I LOVE it. Sure, some of it is monotonous and every once in a while I have visions of running over my co-worker (she’s bat-shit crazy) but all in all I don’t hate getting up every morning to go to work and in this economy, thats really all you can ask for. 

The moral of my story is it WILL get better, it will just take time. I’ve been at my company for more than 3 years and I plan to work my ass off and get to the top! 

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