New employee

@becdmd (705)
Philippines
February 5, 2009 10:27am CST
I'm a new employee at the dental clinic...I'm currently under training before I'll become an associate dentist and adjusting to new environment and my schedule sometimes makes me frustrated, I go home quite late at night. Another thing, I have to establish new relationship with my new co-workers, deal with different kinds of patients and being able to do my work properly...I admit, this day I'm not satisfied with my performance and I should not repeat the same mistakes again, sometimes I am pressured thinking that I may not meet their expectations... Do you have some experience when you were a new employee? what did you do to overcome those pressures and challenges? How did you adjust easily to the new environment and schedule?
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• Philippines
5 Feb 09
I have had several experiences of being the new employee since I have been in and out different jobs. What I did to overcome those pressures and challenges is I just did my tasks and performed it as well as I can and don't let any of my surrounding pressures press over me. I just showed them what they got from hiring me. I do all the best that I can. If you have the drive to work and you enjoy it, it wont be hard adjusting to the new environment and schedule. Everybody needs to take a little sacrifice to achieve their goals. Without sacrifice and patience and the drive you won't get anywhere..Just do what you do best..
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
Thanks for the encouragement...Yup I'll do my best!(^_^)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
Good luck
• United States
5 Feb 09
First take a deep breath. You can only handle but so much pressure so don't add more to yourself. You are still in training so as long as you are learning and moving forward there should be no reason for your employeer to be unhappy. If you employeer is happy and you are continueing to work hard to do better then stop stressing about it. You will learn your co-workers and the patients as you go. Don't try too hard to make friends in the beginning, focus on your work instead. Once you are in a comfortable flow then reach out to your co-workers. Instead of being upset about the new schedule try to look at it a different way. Since you get home later does that mean that you have more time in the mornings for other things? Do you have a long lunch break where you can get some errands done? Try to look at the bright side and before long you'll be smiling at the new trainee and remembering when you were stressed about it too.
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
thanks for giving a good advice...you're right, I put too much pressure on myself.