First Day Of Work

Starting a new job is like the first day of school. A nice concoction of anxiety, excitement, and hope. Earlier in my career, I had a five year and a four year stint. In the past few years, mostly thanks to this recession, I’ve switched jobs four times. Here are some things I’m grappling with as I enter my new workplace.

Can I Walk On Water

My friend who referred me, talked me up to management, big time. He mentioned a few times that he told them I could walk on water. Most of my other gigs, I got on my own as an unknown entity. This is the first time my reputation proceeds me. On one hand, I can’t complain as my reputation and glowing reference got me the job. On the other hand, I now have to deliver the goods. I have no doubt I will. I’m just dealing with a new, higher than normal expectation.

Recreate The Magic

In our previous job together, my friend and I had great chemistry and we worked very well together. Our personalities are similar. We don’t take things too seriously. But when it’s time to work, nothing else matters but getting the job done, the right way. Can we recreate the magic? I’m sure we can, but people do change and a lot has transpired in our two years apart.

Final Thoughts

When I was interviewing and getting a new job as Robert California, I had an edge. The freakish level of confidence was because I had a good job to fall back to. Now that I have cut the cord from my old job, I lost a little of my mojo because I don’t have a fall back position in case things don’t work out. Ironically, this wake up call is just what I needed. What can I do to make my blog my new fall back position? What are you doing to not have all your eggs in one basket at your job?

Stay Inspired!

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22 Responses

  1. krantcents says:

    Good luck and I am sure you will rise to their expectations.

  2. Kevin Martyn says:

    You only have one opportunity to make a good first impression!

    So the best advice which could be offered to anyone on their first day in a new job is to be them and friendly to everyone. There is always a small crowd who want to speak behind other people’s back and in my opinion this is the quickest way to create a poor impression.

    Don’t participate, and never say anything behind somebody’s back which you are not prepared to say to their face. Follow the simple advice and I’m sure you will enjoy your new job and employment.

    Kind regards


  3. Best of luck. You are going to do great. Just remember to smile and be respectful.

  4. You got this! I think once you get into the swing of things, you will realize that you are worrying over nothing.

  5. Just be yourself, and never eat lunch alone.

    Looking forward to your first day report.

  6. Arlee Bird says:

    I’ve been keeping all of my eggs here at home, but I need to find a golden egg somewhere else. Anymore job openings where you are? I need a good job. I wish my blogging would start paying off.

    I wish you well in your new job.

    Coping with adoption
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  7. Looking forward as well! I’m just wondering what line of work do you actually do? It would be easier to relate to the stories that way.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Fair question IIW! I’m in IT and manage company servers. Didn’t want to bore you with the details, but it does add additional insight to my posts. Thanks for pointing it out!

      • Good to know! I’m also in IT; I work as a software developer. You’re one of the guys I rely on whenever I need a new VM or something like that. 🙂

        • I read that again and thought it might have sounded condescending. Maybe cause of all the usual workplace tensions between these groups, haha. Not at all though… I mean it in the best way as you guys are really important for us and the company as a whole!

  8. Good luck Buck! I’m sure you’ll do great 😉

  9. Aloysa says:

    You will do just fine Buck! Just take it slow and steady. 🙂

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