Daily Prompt: First

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “First!.” Tell us about your first day at something — your first day of school, first day of work, first day living on your own, first day blogging, first day as a parent, whatever.

Since today is my one year anniversary at my current employer, I thought I would do this particular daily prompt about my first day on the job. I remember my first day at my current job like it was only yesterday. My first day at my current job included two orientations. Yes, two. My first orientation was at the main office of the agency I work for. That was the Human Resource (HR) orientation where we were told about the mission and vision statements as well as Union information. We also went over the polies and procedures and got our picture taken for our badge. (SIDE NOTE: I really don’t like having my picture taken but was able to deal with it.)

After my Human Resource (HR) orientation, I went to my job site. There I had my on the job training. I met some of my co-workers that I would be working with on the everyday basis as well as meeting a handful of residents (clients). I was nervous as hell for this particular part of my day. I was worried that I wouldn’t fit in with my co-workers. Granted, I am still trying to fit but at this point in time it is because of the combination of a lot of new staff and my lack of self confidence. For the most part the clients like me. I have two out of forty-one clients that don’t like me at the moment and I am okay with that. I am also okay with the fact that I am not going to be liked by all my co-workers but it is nice to be liked.  Anyway I have gotten off track. My supervisor at that time basically told me what my job duties were and what was expected of me. It wasn’t till my second week on the job where I was in the full swing of thing and the daily functions on what my job entailed.

As I mention in the last paragraph about my co-workers. Most of them do enjoy working with me. Most of us do try to hang out once to twice a month. It is always nice to get included on outside activities with my co-workers. I lack self-confidence and am working on it.

Over the last year I have made my job as a Consumer Aide into my job. My current boss is thrilled with the fact that I have made my job it into my own. As time continues, I hope that I can set the Consumer Aide position to a higher standard. I say this because once I get my annual review (in the next week or two), I will be applying for jobs as peer support specialist within the agency I work for as well as peer jobs at other mental health agencies.

With all that being said I am beyond grateful that I have the job I do. I love my job more today, year later, than I did on that very first day. In fact I love it more and more each day.

Now that I have told you about my first day at my current job, I am going to end this post. I do have to get to the job I love with all my heart. Have a good day at work everyone and peace out!!

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