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    04-05-2012, 02:34 AM
Starting Work: Terrified

I feel like an idiot and I am an idiot, but I'm honestly really, really nervous. I start work at my new job tomorrow night, also pretty much my first 'real' job that isn't babysitting or what have you, and I do not know what to think. It'll be the first time I've ever been there, in the back - I don't know who to talk to or who I should talk to. I'm supposed to be getting training tomorrow but I don't know who from...

And, to make matters worse, the people who own the place are Korean and speak very, very poor English. So, the employees and the employers have a hard time communicating. Which is a problem, considering my next issue:

During the 'interview', they didn't ask me anything and they didn't tell me anything. I really didn't get a chance to even ask THEM questions before I was told I had the job and left to go home. I filled out an application and a contract, but I didn't leave my SIN# (social insurance number), and I don't know who in the heck I have to talk to tomorrow about that so I can start getting paid, or whether I WILL be able to talk to them at all without a massive language barrier. I don't even know if they will ask me about it - they seem honestly, that disorganized there. So...will I even get paid? Will it be that ridiculous? Will they even remember I was supposed to work there (they seemed to have forgotten when I went in for the interview - it took several minutes to convince the supervisor that they had called me and told me to come in).

I don't want to make any judgements when I haven't even worked one shift, but I am scared and nervous, and I feel like I can't let anyone know just how terrified I am. What do I do tomorrow? Are my nerves common? Words of encouragement are what I need.

And it's really late, so sorry if it's jumbled and hard to understand.
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    04-05-2012, 09:48 AM
Green Broke
{hugs} to you - my, that would be stressful to say the least. I hope that all goes well for your first shift. All you can do is go in with an open mind and hope for the best, if it turns out to be a worst case scenario you can go from there.....but hopefully it will turn out better than feared. Best of luck!!!!
    04-06-2012, 10:20 PM
Just do your best. Some work situations are great; some are not. It may end up better than you think. Be on time. Wear the right clothes. Try hard and be cheerful. If that's not good enough, then it's not the job for you. You will probably have to go through all the logistics such as filling out forms and showing your social security card the first day of work. Good luck.
    04-07-2012, 01:32 AM
I would say your nerves, in this instance (1st job, plus) would be extremely common. You have me curiouse! Let us know how it goes/went!

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