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  • Today, 01:31 PM
    JWC
    Quote Originally Posted by Thisisme373 View Post
    Anyone got any advice? Iím worried about the probation period as they might not like me and can get rid of me at any time during those 3 months.
    Hey there thisisme,

    Lots going on for you! And being in a "compromised state of mind" doesn't make it any easier.

    Starting a new job is one of the most stressful things in life. I think what you are feeling is perfectly natural.
    Remember, they actually did choose YOU for the job. So you are off to a good start.

    I would focus on learning the job first and doing your best at it. Give yourself some time. Be yourself. Ask questions. Don't overthink stuff. Don't expect to like or love it right away. A lot of work places can have drama in them...keep yourself out of it. Let the drama happen around you.

    And, you can still look for other jobs if you are unhappy with this one! But you will be in a better place looking because you already do have a job.

    Hang in there! Let us know how it is going.
    John
  • Today, 09:55 AM
    Thisisme373
    Anyone got any advice? Iím worried about the probation period as they might not like me and can get rid of me at any time during those 3 months.
  • 01-15-2019, 07:20 PM
    Thisisme373
    Thank you Hyzer. Iím pleased but also so nervous about it, the job involves a lot of customer service and I am a very shy person, I also do over analyse things a lot so Iím worried that about my new co workers liking me, any advice on this from anyone would be much appreciated.
  • 01-15-2019, 12:12 PM
    Hyzer29
    Quote Originally Posted by Thisisme373 View Post
    Thank you Alice. I think during my probation itís best I donít turn down the hours so that I can pass the 3 month probation and get a contract, after that maybe I can lessen it slightly if needed.
    Itís crazy how quick things are changing for me since I quit marijuana.
    The main things Iím worrying about is will they like me, will I fit in and will I be good at the job.
    Congrats on getting the job! Always a confidence booster when an employer says "Yes". Those main worries you state (being liked, fitting in, doing well), quite normal for anyone. Would be abnormal to not have such worries. As for the likelihood of extra hours, I have to agree with what Alice said...I actually think that being out at work for 30 hours a week might help a lot with the paranoia and anxiety, as that kind of isolation and nothingness can feed those mental states. Distraction and being occupied can help a lot. Does anyone sum things up as well as Alice?

    Good luck Thisisme!
  • 01-14-2019, 12:35 PM
    Thisisme373
    Thank you Alice. I think during my probation itís best I donít turn down the hours so that I can pass the 3 month probation and get a contract, after that maybe I can lessen it slightly if needed.
    Itís crazy how quick things are changing for me since I quit marijuana.
    The main things Iím worrying about is will they like me, will I fit in and will I be good at the job.
  • 01-14-2019, 03:18 AM
    Alice
    No worries Thisisme! And huge congratuations :-) I am so proud of what you are doing with your life. It is amazing!
    It is understandable to be nervous with change and a different way of life in front of you, and while it may take some getting used to, I believe that with your new found sobriety, you will be able to step up the challenge. I actually think that being out at work for 30 hours a week might help a lot with the paranoia and anxiety, as that kind of isolation and nothingness can feed those mental states I feel. Distraction and being occupied can help a lot.
    If you feel it is too much, you can always ask them to cut back the hours a bit, as I hope they would be able to be flexible, if they want you to work with them!
    And a permanent job too! That is so awesome :-) You are completely killing it!
    Best,
    Alice :-)
  • 01-13-2019, 03:37 PM
    Thisisme373
    Thank you for the reply Alice, the 16 hr one seems like it will be a lot more than 16 hours. I have a big update in my life, I had the interview for the part-time permanent job, it was a very intense interview went on for about an hour, I felt I did very well in the interview, the job is contracted to 16 hours but they was saying Iíd more likely be doing 35-45 hours per week!! I got a call last night to say I got the job!! Itís good news however I am very nervous as my confidence is low/withdrawals still giving me paranoia/anxiety and about it being so many hours but hopefully I can adapt to it. I start on the 21st jan!
  • 01-13-2019, 09:10 AM
    Alice
    Hey Thisisme!
    So glad to hear that your life is gathering some momentum already! This is definitely one of the bonuses of quitting cannabis. The chips line up (if that is the right saying), I find. It is great to hear that you are taking these opportunities and running with them. I think the 16 hpw job sounds like the perfect step into the working world. I agree that 40 hpw might be a bit much to start with.

    How do you feel that the interview went? As Hyzer mentioned, I think some anxiety can be a helpful thing and can help you to perfom better.
    Let us know how you are going? I am so happy to hear about these developments! It is only the beginning, in my experience :-)

    Cheers,
    Alice
  • 01-11-2019, 06:02 PM
    Thisisme373
    Thank you Hyzer. Iíve decided if offered that the part time one would be best for me to ease back into work and itís permanent, the other one is more p/h and 40 hours p/w but itís through agency and temporary which I donít like, I also think it might be a bit much as Iím certainly not feeling 100%.
    The good thing is if I was on weed I wouldnít of even applied for any job.
    My interview is tomorrow, Iíll be glad for it to be over to be honest haha I feel so anxious.
  • 01-11-2019, 12:16 PM
    Hyzer29
    Quote Originally Posted by Thisisme373 View Post
    The issue is with the one with more hours is it’s temporary but ongoing, the one with lesser hours is permanent and i do like the idea of job security.
    All this seems good. From the sidelines, I like where this is going. Your worry about these employment situations makes sense. Job issues are probably in the top 5 of life's most stressful things so your anxiety is natural, perhaps enhanced by withdrawal(?), but still natural in its origin. Through all of your posts I never sensed you to be a person who lacks logic or who makes goofy decisions. You really do seem quite thoughtful so continue to thoughtfully weigh both employment situations and I'd say whatever you decide will make sense.
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