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Old 04-17-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Metuchen, NJ (Woodbridge Township)
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For the past year, I was in a job that I really was unhappy with. Long story, but I finally landed a job which I will enjoy and the pay is decent.

My problem is now I'm so nervous. I can't sleep, anxiety and all that is setting in. I hope it goes away like fast. I don't want it to show tomorrow on my first day.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Congrats.

Don't worry too much about. I don't think I've ever had a good nights sleep before starting any job. For what it's worth, I've heard several people who do interviewing say they actually look for a bit of fear/nervousness in people. If you aren't worried about a job or interview, it shows you don't care. Unless you're starting a new job as a trial lawyer or similar profession where lying convincingly through your teeth is a requirement of the job you've got nothing to worry about. I mean do you think your new boss and co-workers would rather that you look nervous and excited or bored and condescending?
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Metuchen, NJ (Woodbridge Township)
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Congrats.

Don't worry too much about. I don't think I've ever had a good nights sleep before starting any job. For what it's worth, I've heard several people who do interviewing say they actually look for a bit of fear/nervousness in people. If you aren't worried about a job or interview, it shows you don't care. Unless you're starting a new job as a trial lawyer or similar profession where lying convincingly through your teeth is a requirement of the job you've got nothing to worry about. I mean do you think your new boss and co-workers would rather that you look nervous and excited or bored and condescending?
Oh, yes!! I know exactly what you're saying. This is the type of job I've been looking for for about 4 years. I'm just hoping my nerves calm down early enough so I can fill out all the paperwork. lol

Thank you for your input.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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For the past year, I was in a job that I really was unhappy with. Long story, but I finally landed a job which I will enjoy and the pay is decent.

My problem is now I'm so nervous. I can't sleep, anxiety and all that is setting in. I hope it goes away like fast. I don't want it to show tomorrow on my first day.
Congratulations and good luck! Imo it is normal to be nervous on a new job. It will be ok, just get the first day over with
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Congrats...and don't worry about the first day. The first day bar is not set that high - it's usually filling out paperwork, figure out where you're sitting, and meeting people.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:55 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Congrats to you! and you will be fine, you just have to get used to it. I am happy for you, and I hope I can find something soon myself.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Congrats! Yes, it will work out no doubt. Enjoy yourself!
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Metuchen, NJ (Woodbridge Township)
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Congrats...and don't worry about the first day. The first day bar is not set that high - it's usually filling out paperwork, figure out where you're sitting, and meeting people.
I know, filling out the paperwork might be hard, with being nervous and all shaky. It happens to me sometimes. I know, it's crazy. lol

Thank you everyone.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Metuchen, NJ (Woodbridge Township)
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Congrats to you! and you will be fine, you just have to get used to it. I am happy for you, and I hope I can find something soon myself.
Thank you and wishing you the best of luck.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Congrats.......

Knock'em dead........I know you will.
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