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First job...? Office jitters that every new-joinee would relate to!

Remember, when our parents use to say, "Jis din khud kamaoge na beta tab pata chalega"...Soon after you land your first job, the next few days often looks little muddled up before you get used

Rakesh Jha [ Updated: October 16, 2014 12:32 IST ]
first job... office jitters that every new joinee would
first job... office jitters that every new joinee would relate to

Remember, when our parents use to say, "Jis din khud kamaoge na beta tab pata chalega"...

Soon after you land your first job, the next few days often looks little muddled up before you get used to your new working environment.

The struggle of finding a job on top of the fear of not losing it can make any normal guy go crazy; the fear psychosis often grips better part of us.

Though there are not many parallels between a child starting his school and a fresher joining his new job, but a child, as a child he is, gives way to his emotions and often starts crying but a fresher has to contain his wariness and put up a brave face.

The following things often give us jitters...

HR

The new joinee has to tread very carefully, when it comes to HR, as they enjoy a reputation of being smart and outwitting.

Apart from recruitment process, their work also involves making you aware of the dos, don'ts and the 'absolute NOTs'! They are like those masters in primary schools, who wields a fear in our mind only this time the stick has got thicker.

Introduction

When you are being introduced to your team, the next moment you'll notice yourself being checked out (absolutely in no other sense than general), by each and every one from the corner of their eyes.

As they all just do is 'sit-n-stare' at you with their judging eyes, you prefer to put on an artificial smiling face; in reality you just want to go and sink into your chair.

 

New Boss

You are always wary of your immediate new boss, but have no idea of what kind of person he or she is or his likes & dislikes.

You ought to take great care not to piss him off, but initially it's like a school hangover, when you ask permission for the smallest things in order to be in their good books.

 

Colleagues

At your new work place you come across different kind of individuals (under the disguise of your colleague), some may be overbearing or some may be too docile but you have to be extra cautious before choosing somebody with whom you can really confide in.

 

Task

The task assigned to you, however easy it may seem, have to be taken very seriously. You have to keep an eye on the timeliness factor too; delaying anything might put up your reputation of slow learner.

You have got to be highly calculative of your work, as an over performance can be taken as sign of show-off, and of course you can also not afford underperformance for obvious reasons.

 

Politics

As they say, 'an office without politics, is like a nation without politics; exactly IMPOSSIBLE'!

Ever since its inception, office politics became an integral part of the firm (you're working in), so staying neutral is the best favour you can do to yourself.

Canteen

Well, this is a place, which might be your own 'safety den' to loosen up a bit after the hectic-cum-awkward day.

At this very place, you'll find people getting lighten up and switching off from a professional to a personal level.

Colleagues with same taste in food and opinions often gather on the same table.

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