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Have you ever had a job - April 16th 2011, 02:51 AM

where you felt lost and it was hard to get use to it?
the reason why im asking is because im going through that experience right now. I got the job 4 days ago and its A LOT different from my previous job, I usually learn really quick but i been feeling overwhelmed by it, have you been through the same thing and what did you do?



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Re: Have you ever had a job - April 16th 2011, 07:33 AM

I've felt that way with every job and internship I've ever taken on. =P It's going to be subjective, of course... but I would say to tough it out for at LEAST two weeks. See how you're doing then. Don't be afraid to ask your co-workers and supervisors for support, tips, etc. on making the job more manageable.






   
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Re: Have you ever had a job - April 16th 2011, 07:36 AM

Agreed. Supervisors, managers, co-workers; they're all their to help you with any questions or concerns you have. You've been there for only 4 days. You'll catch on quickly. The only job I've ever had a similar situation too was when I worked at OfficeMax in their printing department. Sure, it was sort of simple, but even after a year of working there, some of the bigger stuff was hard to catch on. I was lucky enough to have a support supervisor who had recently hit her 10 year mark with the company. Don't be afraid to ask. They're not going to judge you.











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Re: Have you ever had a job - April 16th 2011, 08:35 AM

It's only been 4 days, so I would say just keep at it. I only had 1 job that was easy to grasp in under 4 days and it was physically hard. Basically, moving large Christmas trees by hand, sorting by species, unwrapping them from the meshes they were in and carrying them to the customer's cars. Since it was for Christmas trees, it was in the winter and for a good portion of the day.

All my other jobs I didn't fully understand in 4 days. Many of them involved working at a restaurant and one of the places I worked at had around 100-120 tables (not sure how many customers that was) plus a bar with about 5 high-tables. I worked mostly as a cook along with the other 5-6 or so cooks and the chef. Sometimes we got 10 people coming in at once, which can be a pain for us as well as the servers screwing up orders many times, so we'd have to figure out which plate we actually need to give to the waiters.

On top of that, there were about 8-9 managers in total but each day there were only 2-3, and some of the managers in particular felt it was necessary to talk to the chef face-to-face, meaning he was constantly clogging up the very limited free space on the cooking line. Only 1 of the managers was able to do accounting. The overall result was a massive clusterfuck each day just with trying to deal with the managers, nevermind the food and serving. I worked there for several summers because the pay was actually pretty good but eventually it got shut down for some reason.

Many of these restaurants I had to work until about 2 am because they also had a bar and whenever shit got out of hand, it was up to myself, another cook and the fairly petite women to deal with it then run back to make sure the food wasn't burning (everyone else including managers, chef, dishwasher boy and most cooks left). I was only around 18-19 and the other cook was mid-20's as were the waitresses.

It was hard but at the same time enjoyable because some nights it was fine, other nights it got a bit rowdy and other nights we had to wrestle the drunk guys apart. We usually waited for the cops at that point as they had no clue how to get home LOL.

Other jobs not in the restaurant business sometimes were labour-intensive but nothing incredibly complex. Easy to learn in 4 days but the amount of physical work took more than 4 days to get used to.


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Re: Have you ever had a job - April 16th 2011, 02:26 PM

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I've felt that way with every job and internship I've ever taken on. =P It's going to be subjective, of course... but I would say to tough it out for at LEAST two weeks. See how you're doing then. Don't be afraid to ask your co-workers and supervisors for support, tips, etc. on making the job more manageable.
Thankyou Ive actually done that. My supervisor and my coworkers were really supportive about that whole issue. They told me that its usually hard for everyone those first days and that it might take weeks even months to get use to it and that if I needed any help or had questions(and I been doing a lot of questioning) to not be afraid to ask.



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Re: Have you ever had a job - April 16th 2011, 02:27 PM

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Agreed. Supervisors, managers, co-workers; they're all their to help you with any questions or concerns you have. You've been there for only 4 days. You'll catch on quickly. The only job I've ever had a similar situation too was when I worked at OfficeMax in their printing department. Sure, it was sort of simple, but even after a year of working there, some of the bigger stuff was hard to catch on. I was lucky enough to have a support supervisor who had recently hit her 10 year mark with the company. Don't be afraid to ask. They're not going to judge you.
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Re: Have you ever had a job - April 16th 2011, 02:43 PM

The man and xx master- those are some crazy stories. I've worked at a deli shop for 6 yrs. And knew my job pretty good now I work at a pawn shop where I don't know anything about people there take the craziest stuff that I don't even know what they are for all of a sudden I have to learn stuff from bicycles, Tvs , videogames, guitars etc , etc , etc. We get a rush all my coworkers are busy with a customer and thats when the nightmare starts plus customers aren't too patient either .



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