(Closed) New job stress

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
781 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

on i’m right there with you.  i started a new job last week and im always anxious.  and i’m still in orientation so they always have someone precepting me, and i get nervous!  it’s like i think i could do my job better without someone watching, it’s like performance anxiety lol.  so all i’m doing is breath….smile….and ask questions.  i’d rather look like a fool asking questions than BE a fool and making a mistake. 

btw, i hate starting a new job during the holidays!!!  totally ruiins the spirit cuz im just anxious all the time!

Post # 5
244 posts
Helper bee

aw, i just started a new job recently too.  i’m still being double checked but it’s okay.  i’d rather learn from my mistakes now.  πŸ™‚  i’m sure you’ll be ok msnarwhal, there’s a reason you got that job!

Post # 6
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Congrats on getting a job! Def sounds like you are starting to psyc yourself out. If you think they are cheesy sorry  but perhaps saying some possitives affirmations daily would help? πŸ™‚ I have been at my job forever but teaching gets HARD and I have to meditate and pray for strength to deal with the kiddos sometimes!

Post # 7
80 posts
Worker bee

@MsNarwhal: They have to check what you do as you are new.  These are people we’re talking about – you’re a nurse? Lives in your hands πŸ™‚  Even where I work we are quite hands on with new staff, even experienced ones.  Do not take it personally, it’s not that they don’t trust your experience, but you’re new and there are new processes to get used to.  If something went wrong and they weren’t supporting you as you’re bedding into the job then they would be very, very, very liable.

Just relax, take notes, take it one step at a time.  You know what you’re doing.  You’re creating stress for yourself and you’ll make mistakes.

Have a great Christmas holidays <3

Post # 9
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MsNarwhal: Have they assigned you a mentor or a particular supervisor?  You might want to sit down with them over lunch or a break and ask for feedback on your performance and things you can do differently.  At least then you will hear honestly how they feel you are doing.

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