05-03-04, 07:55 PM
I've worked two or more part time jobs for years now and over the Christmas holidays my merchandising company lost a couple of accounts that I serviced. They were stores I had been going to for years and knew the people and the job well. Now I have new accounts and I start one tomorrow. I always hate this. I am so nervous meeting new people and learning a new job. My stomach is a mess. I am being trained by the team leader for my area and I've never met her before either. I always feel so insecure when I start a new job because I know I have to go through the screw up period and getting used to new people. I have to get through my first job tomorrow and then I go right to my second one without a breath. I hope I do ok. I know I better bring a notepad. Thanks for letting me vent. Dee
05-04-04, 03:34 PM
You need to realize that your trainer is just another person, like anyone else. Be yourself, stay loose, and use your notepad. :)
And just think, maybe he/she is just as nervous as you are. You never know.
Hope that helps!
05-04-04, 08:08 PM
What you're feeling is perfectly normal. One way you might want to consider is to look at a problem(meeting new people and servicing new accounts) as an opportunity to learn and grow.Rarely are things as bad (or as good ) as we make them out to be.The truth is that you did a good job with those other accounts you were comfortable and familiar with before. Therefore, you can do the same thing with these new ones. The ability is there for you to rely on at any time.
I wish you a lot of luck. Try and remember to be good to yourself too. Tahe care.
05-05-04, 08:13 PM
How did your first day go? I know that I can occasionally build up a potentially stressful situation in my own mind to be some impending doom that looms off in the future. But when I'm actually there, on the day of the occasion or event, I find it's never really as bad as I had imagined it would be.
Hope you had a great day!
05-06-04, 07:56 AM
Thanks so much for the supportive posts. My first visit went well and my trainer was very professional and very good. Maybe not super social but nice enough and we did have a few laughs. I go alone today for the 2nd visit. I'm a little nervous and am going through the afraid to fail or screw up mode. My stomach is a mess. I know most people don't get this nutz over a new job but I have a whole host of emotions I go through before I settle down into the job. I think after my first visit alone I'll be ok. Thanks again for the moral support. It helps so much. Well, off to my first job. Everyone have a wonderful day :). Dee
05-06-04, 08:43 AM
Good luck Dee! My thoughts are with you.
05-07-04, 12:05 AM
Good luck. Keep us updated, and keep smiling. :D
05-07-04, 06:50 PM
Thanks so much for the posts :). I did the job without a hitch by myself and I think I'll be fine. I do costume jewelry and apparently the person that quit did not take good care of the towers. What a job I have cut out for me to get things straightened out. I was overwhelmed at first but once I started straightening things out I could see light at the end of the tunnel. The people in the department are also very nice and helpful. I think this will be a really good account. I'm hoping the Khols Department Store that is opening up 5 minutes away from me will go with our company because my boss promised me that account too. That should be a little bit easier as it is a smaller store then the Sears I merchandise at now and I'll be setting it up and can keep it in order from day one. Hopefully the people will be as nice too. I'll have to go through the nervous nellies again but it's worth it. My school job ends for the summer and this will help a lot having these two accounts. Thanks again for the support. It helps so much. :) Dee
05-10-04, 06:37 PM
I'm happy your first day went very well for you. I haven't worked in 2 years, and now I need to get back working again since my BF put an ultimatum on me. He said that I have to have at least half the rent in June or else I'm out of an apartment since he doesn't want to pay for me anymore.
I'm under a lot of pressure because even though it takes a simple phone call to book some dates at the club in June, I still don't feel ready for numerous reasons and have been putting it off. But--if I want an apartment, I better get my **** in gear already because the countdown continues..
I can relate to how you feel about work in general.