I hope your Sunday is well, my Sunday is quite alright. I am not looking forward to Monday, but at least I have a job on Monday. Something that I was worried last three weeks ago. It was almost a month since I got laid off from my previous job. And a miracle happened, and here I am working for another company for two weeks now.
First week was a typical training week for new employee, I was able to learn more about the systems, how to operate, and what procedures and workflows are. Second week went by fast, I feel like everyone there is really great, and they have been very supportive. I do not encounter any strange vibe from anyone yet, plus I follow certain rules that I read back then discussing what to do during your first few weeks at your new job, and here is the list:
- Never brag about your experience – always be humble (I feel like this is a given, everyone should know this)
- Never share your political belief – because you never know what other people agree with you or not; it is a risky business.
- Do not bring any smelly food – yea I learned this one, mental note, everyone.
- Do not kiss-ass your new boss – people do not like it, and personally, I want to stay out of drama.
So yes, these are the four bullet points that I found. If you find other “Dos and Don’ts”, please let me know, I would like to read about it!
October has been a really emotional roller-coaster ride month for me, both in my professional and personal sectors. I am so glad that this month is almost over, and so excited for what’s next to come.
Being Salty as always,
OH MY GHAWD…. I got hired (for different company, of course)!!! And the salary/position is way better than my previous company! Is this real life?!?!?!
Okay so I was let go on last week of September 2016, I spent the next week searching for jobs like a madman. I received few interviews last week, and one of them actually offered me a decent compensation, and I accepted it with a heartbeat. I already started working for them since Monday.
This is crazy, I can’t believe it, I did not stay unemployed for too long. The first thing I did after I signed the agreement form?I freaking UPDATED my social media sites (Facebook and Linkedin) to show my ex-company’s workers what I am capable of. But honestly, I am just too happy to even feel anything right now!
I am so thankful to have the opportunity to meet few people in my ex-company. They inspire me to be a better person and show me that being young does not mean that you are inexperience or not good enough for your job. Good things come to those who wait (and work hard for it), and I truly believe it.
For those who is reading this post, I wish you the best! If you are in the same position as me (I hope you are not), please do not give up hopes. Things will get better; once the rain stops, the sun will shine.
And of course, I am still a little bit salty about my previous workplace,
Oh well, life goes on.
I see it is coming, all the signs are there, I am prepared, but still, what happened to me last Friday still traumatized me till now. Yes, the company has been through a big budget cut and that my readers, it means I got fired. Well, technically, I am laid off from the job that will be now handled by the third party vendor.
One door closes, another door opens, that is what I kept telling myself this whole weekend. I am trying to put a brave face and to face the world head on. I am young, I do have some experience, I have some money to cover during these job hunts, but still, I cannot shake off the feeling how the HR staff treat me on Friday. Do they know it hurts? Do they even feel sympathy for me at all? Do they care? Then again, they are just doing their job, I supposed.
If there is a reset button, would I want to use it? Absolutely not. There are things I wish I could handle much better, and yes I regretted of not taking that offer. However, with all of these, I do not want live in the past, I am going to learn from it, making better life decision, and this post will be my way of letting go from these bad memories/experience from working at that company.
Any yes I am salty af for now.
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