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.
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?