First day today

@lilybug (21148)
United States
November 18, 2012 7:39pm CST
I went in for my first day at my new job today. It was only to fill out paperwork and watch some training videos, so I was only there 3 hours. I got back in tomorrow. I had to fill out so many papers! I am not used to writing much anymore so I was getting a writers cramp. I wish employers would just put everything on the computer. It would make life so much easier. Ever get writers cramp filling out paperwork for a new job? Do you spend much time writing now that so much is done on computers?
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13 responses
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
20 Nov 12
Congraats! Where are you working? I hope you enjoy it. I know filling out those paperwork is so painful, especially since I usually type everything out. I did it 3 months ago, and all the government paper work had to use to old brain.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Nov 12
I am working as a cashier at a place called Big Lots right now. Nothing like the pay I am used to making, but it is something. I will be working at a tax office come January.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Nov 12
At least it's something for the time being, I know I am not at the amount I use to be but I am trying. But every little amount helps, especially with the economy we have.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
19 Nov 12
You should see me on the first day of school when the kids are bringing home all their emergency cards. Not to mention, for some strange reason, the school hasn't figured out how to copy the information so it can be in 2 locations, one in the office and one in the nurse's office. Instead they make parents fill out 2 copies of each form per child!!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Nov 12
With 5 kids I am sure that is a whole lot of papers!
• United States
21 Nov 12
Yep.. I usually wait for hubby to get home and split the chore with him.. aren't I nice?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
20 Nov 12
Congratulations lilybug on getting the new job. I would have thought that everything would have been filled out online these days. Seems a little antiquated, don't you think? No, I do not spend much time writing like I used to. My handwriting has deteriorated too
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Nov 12
Electronic signatures and all I was hoping for less paperwork.
@STOUTjodee (3474)
• United States
19 Nov 12
Oh yes, the dreaded paperwork you have to fill out when getting a job! It's bad enough filling out all the information just to apply for a job, then more paperwork after you're hired! But at least you got the job, so be thankful for that!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
19 Nov 12
Yes, at least I got the job.
@AmbiePam (49884)
• United States
19 Nov 12
I hope you enjoy it!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
19 Nov 12
Thanks!
@512771751 (1096)
• China
23 Nov 12
Just as you say, computers make our life and work much easier, and we can nearly do everything by computers. but to tell the truth, I don't like work on computers. I think it will do harm to health.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
22 Nov 12
I think filling out the forms is the most painful activity on the first day in any job. With us not used to doing too much writing it does get a bit crampy as you mention. But often the pull of the new job and the enthusiasm carries the day through. Cheers! Ram
@kat_2x (105)
22 Nov 12
on my experience everytime... first day of my job you need to write and fill up some documents that they needed for your benefits for insurance and more..
• China
21 Nov 12
Congratulate you on getting new job! I have seldom written on the paper since I had a computer.You know ,over here we pay attention to calligraphy of Chinese character from childhood.I had a good handwriting before ,especially the calligraphy of the writing brush.I am afraid they are all rusty.
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
20 Nov 12
That's your job so must deal with it whether you like it or not. All jobs are not easy to begin with but i guess in time you will be used to it. Just be grateful that you have a work for now. Wishing you good luck!
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
20 Nov 12
Hi lily! Be thankful for your new found job. Not everybody is as lucky as you are. Some look for jobs but to no avail. Consider that particular activity as part of the training.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
19 Nov 12
I think every employer has to have stuff like that on record with your signature so if something happens they have the forms to back up what they say...
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
just be thankful that you have a job and others don't. and your job is easy, your lucky you don't have a huge responsibility on the company. that would be a headache. if they will have computers, they wouldn't hire you. so be thankful and goodluck.