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?