10 Things That Go Through Your Head on Your First Day at a New Job
First impressions matter!
(SPOT.ph) The day you start your new job can be stressful yet exciting: You have to adjust to a new environment and face different expectations and responsibilities. You wrack your brains trying to outline the ways you could give a good impression. After all, people tend to take shortcuts in categorizing people, especially at work. Similar to first dates, you wouldn’t want to mess this up; however, it can’t be so bad.
Here are 10 things that new hires think about on their first day at work.
I can’t be late today. Oh wait, I can’t be late for six months.
Or be sick…or take a vacation.
Is it obvious that I took two hours to get ready?
Outfit. Face. Hair. Teeth. Good hygiene = good manners.
(Waits in the lobby for an hour) “Sabi ng HR 9 a.m.”
We love HR.
Smile. That RBF won’t get you new friends.
I don’t want them to think I’m mataray (I’m really not).
It feels like the first day of school—as a freshman.
Wait, what are their names again?
Is there free coffee in the pantry?
I can’t afford Starbucks until it’s sweldo.
Saan kaya masarap na mura mag-lunch?
Is there a McDo nearby?
How do I impress my boss without looking bibo?
Bring it on!
(Pretends to be busy) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram...
First day at a new job means no access to anything (unless your company’s IT department is super efficient).
Can I go home already?
Should I do OT on my first day? Hey, I was here early anyway.