do you remember your first job?
May 9, 2009 12:29am CST
For those who have already got a job, do you remember your first job and how do you feel at that time? I just raise this question out of curiosity. I have just began my first job lately. Sometimes, I am kind of confused. I am not sure whether I chose the right job at the very first place. Though I try to be positive, I can't help but wondering how the future would be and whether I can be good enough. I don't know if you are as confused as I do now. Share with me some of your memories
• United States
27 May 09
My first job was in a movie theater and while it wasn't al that glamorous, it did reinforce my love of film and it taught me responsibility and the importance of working as a team to get things done. It wasn't the be all/end all but it was good place to start.
14 Jun 09
Yes I not forgot the first job I have just like you , confused if what happened n day and time but still tried to please everyone to have harmonious relations to all co officemates. First you are somewhat curious of the activity you've done whether they like or not. But the important is you tried your very best just to please eveybody . Show the best of what you can until you receive the best compliment of it. As you go along the way time will tell whats the best for you then.
14 Jun 09
Exactly, the relationship thing do make me suffer a lot. It seems that people are nice one day and they can be mean to you in another day. I always feel that my boss didn't like something I have done which I am not 100 percent sure. Thank you really for your advice. I will still try my best to do my job. If they have problem with it, I guess it's not my fault then.
7 Jun 09
Well my first job was working in a bank as an apprentice. I was also confused at first. But later on I was able to realize that the job was not really my cup of tea. I decided to find another job which really fit me. It was really a great decision. Well, you just hang on to it and see if it fits you. Usually the first few days is somewhat awkward because you need to adjust and learn things. After that you will find the hang of it. Good luck!
14 Jun 09
Sorry to comment back this late. I am too tired to surf the Internet lately. The company I have been working for is a start-up in international trade. Now they are still trying to improve the product. Thus I have been helping to do the accounting job which is not my major. That's why I am not that happy even though most of the time people are nice. I told myself to be patient and wait to see what will happen when the business finally started.
28 May 09
Really I was very confused in the first half of my first job.I went to school but during the summer vacations wanting to work, looking for,I found for being a seller of door in door and really I was me confused because it was difficult to deal with the people every day ,every type of person,this way in the first days I was me a few in crisis. In the first days I have wondered more times:What Im doing us me here? Receiving the door in face or some insult...but I want to specify that I was 16 years old and it was not a need of my family that to make me work,it was one precise desire of myself so for which was hard ,strange and heavy despite me I didn't want to abdicate and in some days what helped me was the thought that I had Jesus in every moment with me...to any door I knocked we were Him and I to go to find the people.It is so my favorite job has become. They say well those that they affirm to have good friends,'companions of life' :) I have kept on doing it for years in reality and to the beginning I would never have been able to say it,also today that I am grown I always work me to contact with the people but I remember that job as the most amusing and the happiest period speaking about job. This way I wanted to say you tha it is never known you,so many times an any job it is,so much doesn't depend on the job in if but from the spirit that you put in there :)
28 May 09
I agree with you. Most of the times, it depends on how we view things. If we keep being optimistic, things actually turn out to be better. My current job is the first real long term job for me. I worked before as a seller, teacher and an intern in Sopexa. But none of those jobs made me feel so confused. I am just not sure whether I made the right decision by choosing this job. I think I have the fear that if it turns out that I should choose another one, I will be wasting my time now. I suppose I just don't have the confidence and patience to wait to see how things will be in the future. You are lucky that you have god to be with you. I don't believe in any specific religion myself. Thus all those might drive me crazy from time to time, especially the dealing with people stuff. Thank you for sharing.
9 May 09
I was never happy in my first job. I took it because I needed to earn money, and I was only qualified to do that type of work. I got on well with everyone, but I always knew I would never want to stay there. I used those first few years to gain experience and to take time to find a job that suited me better. I left when I found a more interesting job which involved something I really enjoyed doing. Years later I changed career completely. I have also gained further qualifications as a mature student. Nothing in life has to be forever. There are always new opportunities and possibilities. Each experience in life has value. Bad choices and mistakes are necessary for learning and knowing when to move on to better things.
10 May 09
Sorry for responding you this late. The network just didn't let me to do that. Thank you for your response and advise. I am considering the same thing as you did now. I think I should at least gain some experience so that I can have more options in the future. Like you said, I get on well with my colleagues. It just can not satisfy me in some way that I can't tell specifically. Thank you again. Hopefully I can work things out soon.