Wew I finally got a job!

@Jenith (1382)
Philippines
October 19, 2011 1:58am CST
Hello guys! I was so happy today thinking that tomorrow I gonna start my first day of work after a few years of being a full time mom. I'm just wondering what I'm gonna say when the manager would ask me to introduce myself in front of everybody. I doubt it, if I would tell them my experience being a mom, it won't interest them for sure. Though I have lot of experiences before I got married but then I already forgot everything. Imagine I quitted my job 2007 and today is already 2011! What I'm gonna do?
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24 responses
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
20 Oct 11
Jenith Congrats on your new job. I am happy to read you are so excited about it. My goodness being a Mom is hard work and requires discipline, endurance, putting anothers needs before your own, compromising, planning and the list goes on. You have learned some skills that anyone who has not been a stay at home Mom doesn't have..hold your head high...you are an achiever in both worlds...the parent world and the employment world..
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@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Thanks star. I'm touched with your words.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
19 Oct 11
Hi Miss, Congratulations!!! Don't worry about how-it-will-be... Everything'll be fine. You'll feel a little uneasy for an hour, maybe. But your previous ecperience will come to help you & it'll go fine.... Just be confident! Take care... Goood luck to you...
19 Oct 11
i completely agree!! it's good to prepare yourself for a little discomfort, but try to stay calm and remember it won't last that long!! once you get talking everything'll be fine!!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
Thanks a lot ChicksDigsCars!!! Yes, it is best to remember that something might go wrong, as you've been out of practice... Once you get a hang of it, everything goes perfectly well.. In any case, I hope the first day went well without any troubles for Jenith.. .I'd like to know how it was... :)
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Thanks guy. It's been a tough one. I just realize that I really need to build my self confidence. I do have this stage freight thing. OMG help me.
19 Oct 11
congrats!! you'll be fine! my partner just got a job after being laid off a year and a half ago and not been working since! she actually started today. how strange is that! you will be fine!! you are a lovely girl and they will love you!! and just think that you are doing good for your family!!
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Thanks chicks. I stop working few years back and I really don't know if I can handle this well. Wish me luck.
1 Nov 11
good luck!! have you started yet? how'd it go?? :)
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
So sad I just quit. My son can't sleep in a day without me at his side 'till he got sick. I need to choose between him and my job and of course I choose him, he is very important to me. We are not allowed to be absent since we are just newly hired and once we do it, they consider it quit.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Congratulations! Being a mother is not easy. For sure married people in your office will be interested about your parenting experience. If you really doesn't want to discuss it then just tell them something about yourself. Your attitude and what do you expect in that company and what would be your contribution.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
So sad when I found out that most of my mates were singles but it's okay. I just knew that I'm not getting any younger. There's really a big difference 'coz before everybody calls me their youngest sissy but now they gonna call me as their eldest sissy. I felt so uneasy.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
8 Nov 11
You'll get used to it. Then once they get married, they will definitely seek for your advise on things. I know you are still young at heart and in no time you will be friends with your office mates. You might think that you just have few things in common but you can never really tell until you get close to each other.
@globaldoc (860)
• Philippines
5 Nov 11
Congratulations for that. Now that you have a job, make sure that you take care of it and make the most out of it. You should have all the dedication in the world, and your job would be kind to you, specially in this present economic slump we are having.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
I always cross my fingers that I'm still smart as before. There's a big difference. I'm not used to be called big sister. I missed myself as a youngest member of a group. If I didn't stop working when I got married, I would have been in a top position for now. How I wish to turn back times.
• United States
20 Oct 11
Tell them you have spent the last few years managing a private company where you were required to handle the positions of cook, housekeeper, finance and budget specialist, chauffeur,occasional medic and full-time wife and mother. You thought it was time to take a break and get a job that did not require you to be onsite twenty-four/seven. Make no apologies for doing the most important job in the world. Good luck!
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Nice tips and I really appreciate it.
@Dora1992 (71)
• China
20 Oct 11
wow ,I guess it's not late to share the happines,huh. how about today?
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Right. I was so happy having a new job. Hope this will lasts.
• South Africa
20 Oct 11
I would like to wish you all of the best for your new chapter, it must be a great feeling stepping into the Corporate World again, earning your own salary once again. I am sure you going to enjoy every minute of it. 2007 is a long time ago, so many things have changed with regard to technology, but remember the basics will remain the same. Enjoy!
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Right during those times there's no iphone, ipod, ipad or anything. I was really left behind but I love challenge.
• Indonesia
20 Oct 11
Congrats. Welcome back to new world and carrier. Hopefully, you enjoyed working in your new job.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
I need to enjoy whether I like it or not. I have this positive outlook in pursuing my career. Hope it's easier for me to go back to work again.
@SIMPLYD (75854)
• Philippines
20 Oct 11
Congratulations for getting a job. I know how it feels to be working again after being a stay at home wife for years. I felt that too before. But when asked to introduce yourself, give a brief information about yourself and then proceed to your experiences of other jobs. Just tell them what your positions or jobs are. No need to elaborate. They are just curious of your previous jobs.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Right and thanks for the tips. I love challenge before and I doubt if I can still do it for now.
@thetis74 (1525)
20 Oct 11
Oh don't worry. And congratulations. You must be really excited. I think you will remember everything once you are there. It must be just like taking and exam. You study hard and after that when you started trying to recall you seem to forget a lot. But when the actual examination comes, then everything comes getting back in your mind. Just relax and enjoy your new job. Take care.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Thanks. I'm so worried. My witty mind needs to really work hard on this.
• United States
19 Oct 11
congratulations! I'm glad that you got a job, it must be exciting but also nerve wracking at the same time to go back after all of these years. what job did you get? do you think you'll miss being at home with your kids all the time or are you looking forward to going back into the working world, and you feel it's time? I bet it'll be an adjustment for your kids as well because their used to having you at home all the time.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
It was very exciting when I got the job but during my first day it's more on a nerve wracking stuff. Seems like I was left behind and how I wish I didn't stop working even if I already married but who would take good care of my lil boy.
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Wow, Congrats! Well, just say what you think you will catch their interest. Maybe your motherhood experiences will be a good one. You can tell them how challenging it is, much challenging than working again. and you know better than that have a good day
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Thanks. You are right I need to prove to them that being a mom is so tougher than working in the office. I need to excel in this, for me to have more opportunities soon.
@nurseclare (2210)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
This is a good news and i am happy for you! just be yourself and just show them what you got!god bless on your first day and the years to come..
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Thanks clare! Yeah be yourself...It's too hard. I'm a bit tense.
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Congratulations to you! That is indeed a blessing. I remember the feeling when it was my first time to have a real job. I consider the jobs that I have until now a blessing for helping me grow in knowledge and experience. I gain many friends along the years and have learned much.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
I'm really looking forward to have lot of friends specially now that I'm already working unlike when I just stay home that I have no one to talk to. I want to have people around so I can talk to them specially during my down moments.
@reco13 (605)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
You surely feel nervous to go back to work after staying at home for years. I have that feeling too before when I wasn't able to get a job right after my graduation. I was at home for about 6 months and I do not know what to do when I will be starting with my first job. But I conquered my fear and managed to show other staffs that with continuous practice and open-mindedness, I will be just like each and one of them. So now, being in the job for 3 years, I guess I have improved more and more each day
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
That's good to hear reco. I want to have confidence coz without it I easily got lost. Good for you that you already conquer your fear. It's so hard.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Hey girl, CONGRATULATION :-) Honestly speaking your superiors will really get bored when you tell them of your being a mom if,that's all you will tell them..They did not hire you to be a nanny or a househelp, did they??Try to remember your working experiences before, so they'll be confident that they've hired the right person.And before you end it give them a short statement with regards to your being a mom..That will impress them for sure.. Goodluck on your new job..
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Thanks. That's what I did but still there's this doubt feeling within me 'coz I almost forgot everything with regard to my previous experience. I was so devoted as a mommy lately.
@cintara (137)
19 Oct 11
Congratulations. You've got a job. Hopefully, you are comfortable with your new job. If they ask about your experience being a mother, you can tell them.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Well, if I gonna tell them my experience of being a mom maybe only mommies can relate and the singles got bored listening of what I say. Wish me luck.
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
WoW!!cOnGrAtS. .well, just be yourself for tomorrow. .and being a mom is the hardest job in the world. .I'm so happy for you. .:)
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Thanks mhel. Full time mom and at the same time a wife are the toughest job I ever had. I really salute for all the responsible mommies out there specially those who have 3 or more kids. It's so hard but as a mom we need to do stuff whether we like it or not just for their sake.
@omchesunche (1755)
• Indonesia
19 Oct 11
Well, congratulations.. I believe tommorow will be your happiest moment.. I am sure you able to adapt quickly since you have already good experience earlier. The only problem you face maybe, you will miss your child while working..HOwever, if you have somebody you trust to taking care of him or her then should be no problem so that you can concentrate your working and call from office if you missed only..good luck
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Right my son get used that I'm always around him 24/7. Well, let's just wish for the best.