Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Work has been going well, and I’m surprised. Being the new guy is awful, having to learn a job almost from scratch, dealing with an entire new set of clientele, learning who thinks their ass needs to be kissed, stuff like that. So far it has been a pretty easy transition into this new job, I suppose because I’ve done before much of what I’m doing now, but still it’s hard to shake the anxiety. Whenever a customer walks in, I’m struck with a feeling of dread, and it just reminds me of how much I need to get out of customer service. Perhaps it’s experiences like this that drive one to improve their lot in life. This isn’t such a terrible experience that I feel the need to completely change my life, but I think it’s just what I need to spur me on in a different, better direction.

2 comments:

Twee Poppets said...

Hahaha, I liked the part about "learning who thinks their ass needs to be kissed." So true.

loretta said...

I can SO relate to this kind of anxiety. I get really stressed out when I start a new job. When I worked for a bookstore chain, I had to transfer to a new branch after a year. Even transferring within the same company was stressful for me. I remember going home every night for a couple of weeks, feeling utterly incompetent, and with a stiff neck and shoulders from carrying so much tension in my body. But then after a couple of weeks, I felt like a pro again!