[Photo credit: CGSCreative; Edited by me.]#1. I know it only takes 40 minutes to drive, but the traffic might be bad and I might get lost, so I'd better give myself an hour. Or an hour and a half? Yeah, better safe than sorry...
#2. I'm legitimately 45 minutes early. Will anyone notice if I just sit in my car in the carpark for half an hour...?
#3. These people are all so nice!
#4. This lady is lovely but I have no idea what she's called and I've already asked twice...
#5. I... I'm not going to remember any of this by tomorrow morning.
#6. Is it too soon to have another cup of tea?
#7. Why don't these people have name badges?
#8. No, Darren from IT, I've only been here four days, I don't know who's desk that is. Or whether they use the phone. I'm sorry. I don't know.
#9. When will I start feeling like I can actually do this job?!
#10. Look at my new email signature, though! That's me!
So yeah... My first couple of weeks have seen me forgetting a lot of people's names, wondering where things are a fair bit, and being thoroughly unhelpful when Darren from IT came to rearrange all the computers while I was the only one in the office. Good times!
Is there anything you'd add to my list? What are the best and worst things about starting a new job?