10 initial thoughts I had when starting my first 'real' job.

So like many others between the ages of 16-19 give or take a few months I went through retail job after retail job absolutely hating every single one but having no choice because I needed the money. I only managed a few months in each job because well let's just say customers coming in complaining about their new purchases just really didn't do it for me. So retail workers, I respect you massively! Last March I got what I like to call my first 'real' job (as in I'm finally grown up!!). Well, it only really dawned on me in the last few weeks that I've been in my job for almost a year and a half now, when I look back on the first few months I have no idea how I survived. I was so slow at everything and I probably annoyed everybody asking so many questions. 

I remember my very first day at the hospital walking onto my ward and well to put it simply I was absolutely scared shitless! It went a little like this waking up on the first morning,

Followed by all of these thoughts when I got there,

1. SHIT!! I can do this, I can do it.

2. NOOO, no I can't! Get me out of here quick. 

3. Oh no, oh god they hate me already. Somebody help!

4. I'm in, I made it. What are they talking about? I don't understand

5. The boss is here, keep calm, don't say anything stupid, please just don't say anything stupid.

6. What am I doing, what is this? What do they use this for?!

7. Okay, I'm fine everything is fine.

8. I've lost my mentor, oh shit where are you. Please come back.

9. She's back, phewww now what do I do? What if they think I'm lazy or stupid I don't know what I'm doing?

10. Clock watching, just another 7 hours to go... 5 minutes later STILL ANOTHER 7 HOURS TO GO!!! 

I guess I wanted to share this with you all because it doesn't matter whether you have experience in the new job you are about to start or just beginning, those first day nerves happen to the best of us especially me the most awkward person you'll ever meet. Well for the first few times anyway! I bet my colleagues at work now wish they could shut me up some days, in the nicest way possible I'm sure. First day nerves are understandable, remember we've all been there at one time or another.

Do you have any funny first day at a new job stories? 


  1. oh my god this post is perfect :D still have to figure out how to get past stage too, but getting a job first might be a good idea :)
    great post !

    1. Glad you could relate haha! :) hopefully you can avoid all of these when you get your first job, although if you're anything like me it will inevitably happen. Thanks for taking your time to read my blog :) x