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I go in to work today.
Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that I rocked a job interview? -well, sorry to leave you hangin, but I did end up getting the job! (Told you I rocked it)
It's as a front desk person at a children's swim school.
Random, I know -Thank you, Craigslist.

I don't know about you, but I love getting new jobs, just not starting new jobs. I don't like the awkwardness of being the newbie. Everyone knows you're new, and they get to watch as you struggle to find the pens, try to figure out prices, or just stand there wondering what you should be doing.

The other day, I seriously just stood there blank-eyed as my boss explained some sort of deposit stuff. I had to ask her to repeat it like 3 times because I had no idea what she was asking of me. D'oh!
Not gonna lie though, I've been catching on pretty fast (except that whole deposit thing. Still have no idea).
The hardest thing right now is the phone greeting.
I've had like 5 jobs where a specific phone greeting was expected of me. I worked hard to memorize and make those greetings second nature whenever I answered a phone at those jobs. 
My favorite: "It's a great day to get in shape at 24 Hour Fitness Sport. This is Andrea. How may I direct your call?" 
What a mouthful. Who wants to hear all of that when they are calling their gym?
Anyway, I seriously have to pause for a sec anytime I pic up the phone now, and go through all of the previous greetings that are now second nature to me until I remember the new greeting I've just been assigned to use.

Overall, I am liking my job. I feel blessed to even have a job, let alone one I can handle while being 5 months pregnant. And if I weren't working, let's just say (thanks to the Easter bunny) I'd probably look like I was 11 months pregnant right now. 

How do you handle new jobs? Does it take forever for you to catch on, like me?
Favorite phone greeting?

11 comments

  1. congrats on your new job. I know what you mean about feeling awkward trying to catch on. I hate that part of new jobs.

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  3. New Job, Yay! I will be in your shoes soon :/

    I worked at Chick-fil-A so I got to say "It's a Great day here at Chick-fil-A, may I take your order?" every time someone came through the drive through haha!
    Good luck!
    ~Clara

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  4. I have to do phone greetings too, it sucks! Being a newbie is no fun but I agree I like new jobs. Ive had 12 :)

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  5. "Cougar Creations, this is Jenna, how may I help you?" Ughhhh.

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  6. hahaha whenever I answer the phone at Great Hartvest, I LITERALLY ALMOST SAY EVERY SINGLE TIME "Jamaca me tan, this is Candace, How can I help you?" I have no idea why that one stuck, It's the most boring. Also, I wanna buy your camera.

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  7. hahahah candace ^^ jamaca me tan.

    and yours. "great day to get in shape???" who says that. not me. or you, anymore.

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  8. so obsessed with your bedspread.

    anna
    www.embracethesunshine.blogspot.com

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  9. thats great news. many congrats!

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  10. ya glad to hear your new job is going well. I worked at 24 hour too! and I HATED answering the phone. I also hate scripted greetings not to mention calling somewhere and it takes then 25 seconds just to finish their script. Short and sweet is best :)

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  11. "thank you for calling melaleuca the wellness company. this is jill, how may i help you?" or more recently, "pottruck fitness center membership services, this is jill"

    next time you should just pick up the phone and not say anything. ha!

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