Today marks my first day of work. Unlike the rest of the part-time jobs which I took up during my holidays, the working life is here to stay. You know the feeling you get when you first go to new schools and new classes back in primary, secondary and JC/Poly? First days of everything is the scariest. The uncertainty you feel in a totally new environment. What kind of people you’ll meet, if your classmates are nice and if your teachers are nice. Starting a new job is the same too, you’ll hope to get nice colleagues, nice supervisors, nice environment.
I used to really dread working because it’s going to be for the rest of the life, no more school holidays and lesser free time during weekdays. But when you think about it, school and work is actually the same too. Both requires the same set of skills – interpersonal skills and efficiency in doing things. What replaces homework in school are your tasks in your workplace which also comprises of problem solving skills. The difference is that during work what you’re dealing with is more relevant real-life examples rather than very theoretical scenarios which would never happen in real-life. As well as in the workplace some mistakes are not tolerated unlike how you can always do corrections for your homework in school.
My first day was hmm okay? Cos it was just orientations and learning about the whole business process which could be quite confusing. But the real info has yet to come. Oh, and I got locked out while going to the ladies and got lost while walking back to my desk cos the whole place was like a maze. No idea how it’ll go but I’ll remain hopeful.
Today my whole twitter timeline was about the haze which was super horrible!!! Everywhere looks like somewhere is on fire. Stay indoors people!!