Thursday, May 23, 2013

Caution: Dumbass in Training

Hello friends (assuming anyone still checks this page).  I've been busy, partially because I started a new job last week.  I like the people (well, most of them) and it seems like a good company... so far so good.  I'm remaining cautiously optimistic for the time being.

Biggest Pro:  commute is 1hr 10 minutes less EACH WAY. 
Biggest Con:  It's a different industry than I worked in before, so I have a lot to learn.  

My internal dialogue usually breaks down like this:
8am:  Its a fresh day!  Today I will knock their socks off with my brilliance.
8:30am:  Okay, time for our productivity meeting.  Try not to look clueless.
10am:  Is it lunch time yet?  I know I can do that without looking clueless.
12pm:  TYJ, it's finally lunch time.  One whole hour of not looking clueless.
2pm:  OMG.  Did I just ask the same f*ing question I asked this morning?  They must think I'm clueless.
3pm:  I'm so clueless.
4pm:  I'm so f*ing clueless.
4:45pm:  Do I even remember how to get home?
5pm:  Do I even remember how to unlock my car door?   F*ck... WHERE THE F*CK ARE MY KEYS?!!!! 


  1. Starting a new job is always tough, but that shorter commute is a great incentive.

    Best of luck! :)

  2. You'll get it. All new jobs start out with some stupid questions and looking clueless. :)

  3. I think clueless is built into a new job... You'll get there!

  4. Every new job will have a learning curve. They know you're new and I *hope* they would't expect you to know everything already. I think it's the pressure we put on ourselves to hit the ground running, when it's not very realistic in a new industry. Chin up, you'll get there. Best of luck! :)

  5. Hey, you just started, it's totally okay to be clueless for the first few weeks. That's my theory, at least.


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