10 Things You Will Relate To If You Have Recently Joined A New Job

10 Things You Will Relate To If You Have Recently Joined A New Job

While everyone craves for a successful career and a better job all the time, it can be a real pain the ass to switch jobs and adapt to them. A new job not only means a boost to your career but also a change in work culture, environment, colleagues, bosses and more. And you just cannot help but keep anticipating how well the new organization would accept you.

Doesn’t that sound relatable? So, if you have recently switched a job or remember the day you joined your current company, this can surely be a fun read!

1. Excitement coupled with nervousness


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A new job means excitement, but at the same time, also brings along nervousness. Admit it, you have felt nervous and anxious about how your new job would be, whether it will be full of work pressure or a lenient one, and whether your colleagues would be cooperative and friendly. Endless questions can strike the mind of a person who is about to or has recently changed his or her job.

And, at the end of the day, you can sum up the feeling with this song from the movie Mujhse Dosti Karoge – Jaane Wo Kaisa Hoga Re! 😛

2. That awkward moment when the Team Lead introduces you to the whole team


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These sessions can be truly awkward, mind you! Like, someone please tell me what we are supposed to do when the Team Lead is introducing you to the team one by one. Frankly, I am too confused whether I should say hi or hello, shake a hand or not!

3. And you have to fake smiles to everyone every day


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You are new in the organization and you cannot simply go on making faces at people or throwing attitude, no matter how pissed off you are! You simply have to fake a smile every time your eyes accidentally meet someone else’s because you are going to need their help and support at some point or the other.

4. You have to make the first move


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Very few people are lucky to have their colleagues making the first move. From my experience, I can bet that most of them will simply greet you hi, hello or good morning and nothing more. You always have to make the first move and socialize so as to ensure that you are not left alone in the crowd. So you have to go talk to them, smile and laugh, discuss things and sometimes even crack stupid jokes! 😛

5. The eternal pain of finding a lunch partner


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Now that’s a question that can give you real work blues! It is never fun to have lunch alone and you are forced to do just that when you are new at work and you do not know people. Consider yourself lucky if you have someone who has joined with you or be ready to have lunch alone every day!

6. You miss your previous office colleagues badly


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Nostalgia, people! Every time you go for lunch alone, you will remember the fun you used to have with your friends at your previous workplace. And those tea breaks were heavenly bliss, weren’t they?

7. Festivals and celebrations are not much exciting since you do not know people


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Remember how excited festival celebrations at work would make you? Those long discussions about what to wear and how to decorate your desks were incredible, weren’t they? But, not anymore! Because you hardly know anyone at your new workplace and you cannot share the excitement of celebrations with them!

8. Thinking twice before doing anything


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Gotta send a mail, think twice! Giving a suggestion, think twice! Planning a strategy, think twice! Because you are hardly aware of how things are done and what patterns of work are followed at your new organization and chances are that you might just goof up things and spoil your first impression!

9. That awkward moment when you need to keep bugging people for help


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It is a new place and new work, so you’ve got to get help from people. You hardly know things yet and you are going to get plenty of doubts. But it can get real awkward to keep calling people to your desk to peek into your machine and have your doubts solved. What if they get pissed off?

10. Nevertheless, the show must go on!


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Yeah! No matter how awkward, nostalgic or nervous you feel, the show has to go on! So, pull your socks and lace your boots, get ready and go on! Because, after all, it is about advancing in life and getting better with every job you take up!

Agree, guys?

Pooja Kshirsagar is a full-time Copywriter, a passionate blogger and an aspiring novelist. She believes in the power of words and loves writing entertaining stuff and opinion-based articles.

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  • Sheetal (Halo of Books) October 24, 2016 05.23 pm

    100 % true Pooja !! I really hate this phase of life 😛 but what can we do, the show must go on ! 😀 😀 I missed your post. Do post frequently 🙂

    • Pooja Kshirsagar October 24, 2016 05.47 pm

      Hehe…thanks Sheetal 😉

  • Nikhil Salian October 24, 2016 06.16 pm

    True.. i had this experience

    • Pooja Kshirsagar October 27, 2016 04.46 pm

      Nikhil 🙂 😀


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