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Persephone Hey.. who turned out the lights?

find a job i like (read all 5 entries…)
The 2 month marked.

I have been at my job for 2 months. I like it. I like the people. I worry way too much. I worry that I might lose it because I am either not trying hard enough or I don’t know enough. I’m scared. So I try hard. I’m friendly but make a point not to talk too much the only problem is that my short attention span gets the best of me(not as of late) but it usually does. I just drift off having problems with my thoughts. Either I need to know song lyrics or all of the sudden I get a weird non-related thought. I also have Yanoo on my browser so I won’t miss the days events and I can talk to my friends but for the first 2 months I would just stay at my desk and work, rarely take a break and so I guess that would be the reason why I have problems with my attention span. I go to the perl monger meetings and all the professional stuff I should do . As of late I started to take a break. I found a park right by my work so I can go there for lunch and hang outside weather permitting.

I think I might be a little paranoid. It’s just that my work partner keeps making slight (very slight) comments of applying for other jobs. It’s not that he says oh go apply for this job, it’s more like we’re talking about someone else we’ve meet at a professional function and we talk about their shops then look at the openings and he jokes oh you can go work for them. :/ weird situation.

I rocked today with the permissions of the users. I know that like the back of my hand. I guess that the reason why they hired me wasn’t from my skills but might be because I had a security clearance from the military.

Oh… I’m not sure… I also need to buy a new laptop or netbook bc my machine died. :( Thinking netbook. There is so many things. So many thoughts. I need to learn how to take my damn breaks and go to the damn park and clear my damn head.


Kristina W everything will be ok in the end,and if it's not,then it isn't the end

Don't worry

They hired you for a reason, so I think you should have faith in yourself and your abilities. They wouldn’t have hired you if you weren’t right for the job, they just wouldn’t. As for your work partner, well they sound a bit annoying, and I would ignore them if I were you. If you’re partners that means you’re equals in terms of the work environment, and making jokes like that is out of line in my opinion, even if they’re just jokes. Basically, you’re just as good as everyone else, and just because you’re relatively new, that doesn’t mean you’re less equipped for the job.

Also, it’s totally normal to feel distracted from time to time, it’s the human condition and no one can change that. I say take normal breaks, give yourself some breathing time, and know your worth.

Persephone Hey.. who turned out the lights?

mmm. :/

Was pulled into the office today and was flat out accused of lying on my resume. They said that they would give me 10 days to improve or they would fire me. Needless I’m still looking hopefully I can make a jump before it’s too late.

I didn’t lie on my resume. I think they were looking for a reason to get rid of me. Personally I think the whole thing is bullshit and hoping at least I will be able to collect unemployment insurance until I can get back on my feet.

Not to say that I am giving up on this situation but I’m giving up on this situation.

Kristina W everything will be ok in the end,and if it's not,then it isn't the end


ugh, they sound very annoying. Well either way, it sounds like you’d be better off with a nicer crowd.
I’m sure that whatever happens, it will be for the best.
I’m sure you can do a lot better

Persephone Hey.. who turned out the lights?

Thank you! ^_^

It sucks royally. But alas so does life in CA. I guess it’s this economy and that employers can be douche bags if need be. I’ll get through it and figure out where it is where I need to be.

Thank you for your support and kind words. :) It helps so much! :)

Kristina W everything will be ok in the end,and if it's not,then it isn't the end


you’re always welcome.


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