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First day in New company, How you felt !!!


Hi All,

Lets have a interesting discussion on how you felt when you joined new company. It might be first or second or third company.

but some interesting thing would have happened for sure 😊.

Keep sharing your Experience ,.,.,

Regards,

J.Sakthikumar

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    Posted on Jun 04, 2014 at 06:28 PM
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    Back when I studied ABAP in Canada in an intensive 6 week campus experience: Computer Training | Lambton College - Connect I was so awed by my instructor and I thought: "I'd love to do this but I don't know if I would ever know enough...."

    A few years later, when I was asked to teach the ABAP language for SAP, I remember sitting at my desk and thinking: "Wow, I would love to teach ABAP but how would I ever be able to know as much as my wonderful instructors".

    After a few months of observing excellent and more senior SAP instructors I realized that not only would I, a new instructor, learn from them, but I would, if I kept my eyes and ears and mind open, also learn a great deal from my students.

    When I stopped thinking I needed to be a "sage on stage" and began enjoying the opportunity to be a "guide on the side", I really started loving the work in the classroom. Instead of starting each day worried about "knowing enough", I prepped each class with the understanding that I would learn as much as I would teach and I would provide value to my students or encourage them to request refund or transfer. Instead I was privileged to receive good reviews and commendations from the 3,000 + students I worked with in my 6 years of SAP Training.

    Fear isn't a useful instructor or guide. It generally blocks us from having a productive and interesting life. Fear of "not being good enough" seems to be a very common feeling that humans share, across cultures, age, gender.

    I found this little piece very useful:

    A Guide to Beating the Fears That Are Holding You Back : zenhabits

    Thanks for reminding me what it felt like when I began teaching ABAP for SAP.

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    Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:44 PM

    My first day at my current job didn't get off to a good start. When I arrived I told the guard who I was and who my manager is. He signed me in, gave me a badge and told me to wait in the the third floor lobby and my new boss would be in soon. I went to the third floor lobby and waited, and waited, and waited. After a half hour a woman came by and asked if I needed help I said I was waiting for my new boss. She said she would go find her. She came back 15 minutes later saying she didn't know where she was. By this time I had been waiting an hour! About 15 minutes later someone from HR takes me to my desk and explains:

    That she forgot I was starting and she was working from home. I sat at my desk with no computer or anything waiting another hour until my boss arrived.

    Things did get better and I love working here and my boss is great even though she can be a bit forgetful!

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    • Philip Noah wrote:

      I sat at my desk with no computer or anything waiting another hour until my boss arrived.

      I had a similar experience with one company when on the first day the office was actually closed due to snow, but no one told me (and since we just moved from Minnesota two inches of snow were not a big deal to me, so I actually went there just to find the empty parking lot). On the next day the manager was an hour late and there was nothing ready for me till at least noon. I guess the lesson learned - just in case bring a magazine on your first day! 😊

  • Posted on May 29, 2014 at 09:19 AM

    Ok let me remind...umm..

    very first day.. every body was looking to me like I am senseless/jackass πŸ˜• , you know everybody was their experienced professional and I am only fresher.

    Many Thanks / Himanshu Gupta

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    Posted on Jul 07, 2014 at 03:06 PM

    Hi,

    Well my starting days in my very first job was quite intresting.

    There were around 25-30 people in my batch who joined with me from different locations and we all were fresher and recruited directly from college to a MNC Company through college campus😊.

    For us it was intrsting to see swiping your card to open the gates, free Coffee, Tea, Cold drinks and biscuitsπŸ˜‰, having your own desk, ext., system.

    In starting we use to go in groups(of always more than 5-6 people) for coffee or anywhere like college. Once one of the HR guy asked to my batchmate who joined with us if she can come to his desk, to clarify some joining documents and me and one other girl also joined her. and when that HR guy saw all of us coming together, he get confused and said I dont need all of you, then we clarified that we just came to acompany her. First few seconds he just looked us and then said, Am I that scary that you need to acompany her?πŸ€ͺ ... lol . After that we made sure not to go in groups atleast when going to meet some senior.

    Regards,

    Jyoti

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  • Posted on Jul 07, 2014 at 03:54 PM

    I joined my first company as a apprentice-trainee during my final semester at college. We were 40 of us and they split us into two groups, one for SAP and the other for Java training(based on what? no one knew). The first day of the training, the Director in-charge of SAP project walks into the training room and asked each one of us why we were in that training. Everyone was like, "SAP is one of the greatest company"...."I know its going to be very interesting to work in SAP"...."I like SAP a lot". When it was my turn I told him "I am not here by choice, I was asked to report to this training room". On hearing this he laughed out loud and said "the most honest reply I have heard......"

    In my second company, the admin people ran into problems with my access badge and I did not have access to walk in or out of the development center for about two weeks. Every time I had to get in or get out I had to tag along with someone(who would usually gave me a suspicious look). It was more embarrassing when I had to use the restrooms which were outside the DC. I was like an elementary student asking permission to p**. I had to ask someone to accompany me to the WC and back😭😭.

    -Benedict

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  • Posted on Jul 04, 2014 at 08:38 AM

    I've had my first day in a company about 15 times. The most entertaining is when I and a new chap were starting on the same day and we got mixed up. It was a bit embarrassing as they were expecting a fluent German speaker, which I was not.

    On another time, they did the usual introductory stuff in the morning, but come afternoon, they didn't really have anything for me to do. No problem, I said, I'll take the afternoon off. So I did.

    Usually, all I need to know is

    1) Where do I sit?

    2) What are my ids and initial passwords?

    3) Where's the coffee?

    4) Where are the WCs?

    5) What do you want me to do?

    Especially point 3.

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  • Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 05:31 PM

    I think it's natural to feel some tension on the first day of pretty much anything - you don't know the environment yet and are expecting the skeletons to come out of the closet (e.g. the hot mess left by a predecessor, as already mentioned, some nasty coworkers that pretended to be nice for the interview, smelly kitchen, etc.). But I usually just keep my expectations low and "smile and wave". 😊

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    Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 06:26 AM

    Hi,

    Still I can remember my first day in office. I have joined my present company 3.6 years before. It was my first company after college. First time I came almost 2162 Km away from my hometown to start my new life. It was a very emotional moment for me .First time I was going to stay alone without my parents in an unknown city. But now I can feel that because of those challenges I have grown as a confident lady from shy new comer. I made new friends & learnt a lot from seniors. I am very much thankful to my first company..😊

    Thanks,

    Patralekha

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  • Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    After 11 years on my previous company (IT consultancy company), 1st Feb I started a new job as internal IT (SAP Developer and solution architect) in a new company I never heard about.

    It's pretty....strange.

    As consultant I got deadline so strict and tight I usually worked from 10 hours each day (that was one of the biggest motivation i got in changing 😊 ) just to keep up with normal AMS.

    Here timing seems to me even relaxed (instead they are human) and sometime i'm bored πŸ€ͺ (thanks SCN to save me!).

    It's a pretty strange situation here: i'm the only one with tech background on SAP and this magically transform me in "the man who can solve ANYTHING" from printers to profiling, from developments to setting up a new plant.

    I'm still astonished and trying to find my real role here πŸ˜€

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    Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Sleepy and looking for a coffee machine. Every time, whether it was a new company or new project when I was a freelancer.

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