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10 Thoughts You Have On the First Day of a New Job


Starting a new job as a post-collegiette is always tough, especially if it’s your first one. You don’t know anyone at the company and you’re thrown into learning a lot very quickly—and it’s nothing like college. In the real world, you don’t have orientation icebreakers or bonding games. Your first day will be a blur of names and figuring out the floor plan. It would be great to flash forward a month to when you’re settled in, have made a few friends, know your job and your role in the company, but unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. Here are the thoughts that every girl has on the first day of a new job (so you can be prepared):

1. Who do I eat with?

Because crunching on a bag of potato chips alone in a cubicle doesn’t sound fun.

2. Where is the closest bathroom?

Um, this is kind of urgent.

3. How do I make friends?

Where is my work BFF?!

4. What’s your name again?

I wonder how long I can get away with not using names…

5. Is it bad that I think my co-worker is really cute?

Let me double check what the employee handbook says about office relationships.

6. I have no idea what I’m doing…

Send help.

7. When is IT coming?!

I’ve only been waiting for my network password for two hours.

8. Can I go home yet?

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

Phew. You made it! And it wasn’t so bad... was it? 

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