New job. New people to work with.

Philippines
July 17, 2011 8:00am CST
Last week, I got hired by a new company. I was quite hesitant at first because it's far from my place and the location of the building is placed wherein cheaper public utility vehicles are hardly available. To my surprise, my co workers in training are one of the best people you meet. They are very friendly, smart and almost perfect friends. Though I know I have to be on guard but being with them doesn't feel like you're on a training. It's like you were just in the mall hanging out. Last Friday night, we were endorsed to be on the floor and was placed in our respected working area. We were introduced by the employees before us and we have never felt so welcomed. It's like you finally have a good home. The pay may not be as high as I have expected but that can be worked at when you get to stay longer in the company. What's important right now are the people you work with and how they are treating you. I hope this is it for me. I pray to God that I will be successful on this job.
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10 responses
• United States
19 Jul 11
New jobs can be fun and exciting, but just hope that you don't have to work with people who have no idea what they are doing. Sometimes you get employees who can be really bad at their job or they just aren't all there. Also, be sure to keep your job exciting and fun or you might get bored with it.
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• Philippines
19 Jul 11
LOL. Just like our trainer have said, that we might get bored after working there for a month because our job is little easy compared to others but anyway, it's up to us now if how we react to our new job. It's a blessing and we should take care of it.
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• United States
19 Jul 11
With any job, you can get bored with it after awhile. That's why I say to do your best to keep it interesting. Make it into a game if you have to, interact with people, but always watch what you say around them.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
It's good that you have found a job that you like and with co-workers or work environment that would make a lot of people envious. It's rare to find something like that, though it's yet to be determined if that's for long term because it's only your first day. Anyway, enjoy the first few weeks as a newbie and I hope that you would see that it indeed is somewhere that you could work for long term. Have a great MyLot experience!
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• Philippines
19 Jul 11
Thank you, laydee. I hope everything will turn out fine. I'm crossing my fingers on this one.
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
Good for you totallyundecided! You just have to move on to something new if you feel a need to do so. There are a lot of different things to be experienced and that will only happen if you embrace change. Me too, I am hoping to have a change of employment in the next couple of weeks. I hope everything will work out just fine. I will miss my co-workers definitely but I wouldn't like to miss the opportunity for a new challenge and change. Hoping for the best for both of us in going for new endeavors! Cheers!
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• Philippines
19 Jul 11
Hi, agent gulaman. Yes, nothing is permanent in this world except for change and good or bad as it may be, we have to embrace it for it will also change something in our life and will help us rebuild ourselves.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
18 Jul 11
That's good for u. IT's important to have good working environment to motivate yourself, and to the interest of everybody. Who doesn't want to look forward reporting to work happily? It's the same for me, even though i'm feeling tired, having to hold multiple jobs, but whenever i think about my co workers, my fun with them, that makes me happy and i'm looking forward to seeing them again.
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• Philippines
19 Jul 11
I have to agree. You know a job can be tiring but in a way to bond with your co workers and you think about your friendship with them, you go to work with a happy motivation.
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@maezee (23609)
• United States
18 Jul 11
I hope it works out for you too! New jobs can be scary..and a little weird at first. But once you get the hang of it and get to know your co-workers I'm sure you'll come to really enjoy it.
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• Philippines
19 Jul 11
I hope so, too. I never stopped hoping that this will be the job that's gonna be a long term for me.
• United States
18 Jul 11
Hi TU, I know how scary it can be to start a new job. I'm so glad that it has been a good experience for you. Jobs are hard to find, so when you find one you like or even love, that is a good thing.
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• Philippines
19 Jul 11
I always pray that it will always be a good thing. I hope everything will turn out fine for me and my new friends also.
• India
18 Jul 11
Just like you don’t judge a book by its covers, we too are skeptical before taking on a new job. Not only a lot of acclimatization is required, you are always very aware that you have to be at your best in order to create a good impression. I’m glad you realize that an excellent pay packet isn’t always the ultimate parameter…good colleagues, congenial working atmosphere, an understanding employer / boss…all these things matter too, if not more. After all, we spend so much time at our work place, if various avoidable issues further add to our stress apart from the job itself, the pay doesn’t look that much attractive any more.
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@sheen02 (14)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
Being anxious at the start of a new job is a given.It is always hard during the adjustment period.I am glad that you seem to be enjoying your new found career.Hope things will go smoothly for you.Good luck!
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• Philippines
17 Jul 11
Hello totally pretty, I think in these tough times, what really matters now is that you have a job. what ever is your salary, just remember to save it for a lot of needs rather than anything else. I believe you are lucky and blessed to have another job. I am not sure in my case, I feel bad about it though but i guess we have the commercial space that needs to be looking after.
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@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
19 Jul 11
I really think that you can learn a lot about the job that you are going to have based on the experience that you have during training. Considering the fact that you enjoyed your training, my thought would be that you are going to be successful with this job and it is going to be something that you enjoy. I never enjoyed the jobs that I had when I didn't enjoy the training and really did enjoy the jobs that I had where my training was a good experience.