Nervous about starting a new job

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  1. bluebeans

    bluebeans MDL Novice

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    Hi all

    I start a new job next week in London in a bank. I have been unemployed for about a year and I am excited about finally getitng a job, however for some reason I am really nervous. I have a week before I start and I seem to be worrying about it. :( I have experience within retail and sales but all of a sudden I am dreading the thought of going back to work, like I am almost panicking about it. I hate all this unecsarry worrying I seem to put myself through,

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  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    That happens when you are going to a new unfamiliar place. In a day or two on the job when you meet a couple people you will feel right at home :D
     
  3. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    hi bluebeans,

    i know just how it feels..
    you`re standing beside this swimming pool
    full of cold water, and you know you have
    to jump in..

    so long as you are just standing there,
    pondering the situation, it scares the
    living daylights out of you..

    the remedy is simple; jump!
    you`ll be fine.
    [ if you can swim. that is..]

    regards,

    nodnar
     
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  4. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    Call in sick, don't go .... :D




    j/k
     
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  5. bk-ks

    bk-ks MDL Novice

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    :clap3:Goodluck to you. Dont be nervous, just relax and get going.
     
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  6. Red Squirrel

    Red Squirrel MDL Junior Member

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    It's normal to be nervous with a new job, especially if it's been that long since you worked. Just remember, the people there don't expect you to know everything as soon as you get on the job. They'll train you, show you the ways, the processes, etc... You will be given some slack for a while even if you do make mistakes. Just try to absorb the most you can, and most importantly know where to get information if you forget. Write stuff down if you have to.

    My first real job out of college was helpdesk, and I was nervous as well just because there was so much to know. Different programs used for different situations, the processes to follow for the different type of calls, exceptions depending on specific customers, then the more specific details like what the different numbers mean when looking at someone's modem, and how to make a call if they have inside wiring faults etc.... all details. But really, it all comes with time and practice, don't sweat it.

    Then I got a server job, had to learn new processes and such again though tbh it was not too bad as far as that went. I recently got a new job at a NOC, and for the first couple weeks I was VERY nervous and even asking myself if I'm doing badly because I'm hardly picking up. There was SO MUCH to know. I still only know maybe 10% of it all and it's been over a month, but I'm catching on. People are giving me slack and don't expect that much from me given I'm new. The boss even told me it will take about a year before I'm 100% comfortable, and even then there is always something that comes up where I wont know what to do.

    You'll see that once you've been there for like a week, and it becomes routine, the nervousness will die down. Just remember that you're not expected to know the whole job as soon as you get there.
     
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  7. bluebeans

    bluebeans MDL Novice

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    Thank you all for your responses.

    Yes the first two days were ok. I never knew that working in a bank is all about sales and nothing more. If you dont sell extra products ie credit cards, accounts, isa, insurance and fail to meet your monthly target your in the red. 6 months of under achieving you are shown the door. Whatever happended to it being simple and based on customer service?

    My main bug is my manager who has been rude, lazy and vile in the way he has spoken to me and I have noticed this with other people he talks to, yet they all think its fun. I am currently re doing my CV and looking to get out of this job as soon as possible!
     
  8. half Man Half Biscuit

    half Man Half Biscuit MDL Addicted

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    Well mostly does bank jobs are boring,you sit the whole day with the same people and talk rubbish.
    Generally i don´t like those sitting jobs,there monotone and boring.

    I like jobs where your always on the move,see new people and new places,but that´s rare to find :(

    Good luck to you mate ;)
     
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  9. bk-ks

    bk-ks MDL Novice

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    Since you have experience in retail and sales, use this opportunity to build relationship with your clients, network with people, that will help when you switch jobs. Have positive approach and work to the fullest whether you like it or not. You will have a bright future.
     
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