I'm 33yrs old, focused, strong willed (usually) but thank god I found this thread!!
I actually searched for something to help me through the first week of my new job and found this, thankyou! I must say reading ALL the posts I feel much better and actually looking forward to the second week (one step at a time).
I couldn't understand what I was feeling and if it was normal or it was a signal I've made the wrong move.
I left my last job after 12 years, knew everything, knew everyone and had good mates with loads of character and could do pretty much what I wanted (within reason, obviousley!!). I felt it was time for a change, better money, better prospects and more responsibility to boot, plus something I've never done before.
I was getting complacent, making mistakes and not enjoying going to work and then starting taking the mickey love, because I could.....something had to change for my career or I would just stagnate!!
I was approached for my current role and actually turned it down, twice, because I wasn't sure and was very much in my comfort zone (big time). I decided to attend a 'chat' with now my current employer and then knew from there I would have a decision to make. I did...took nearly 3 months to sort all the paperwork out, notice period etc...........The first day isn't the worst, it's the first week!! Everyday, I could have easily rang my old boss, every break walking to my car with my keys in hand, shall I?, not sleeping, up very early and pacing the kitchen wondering what to do, talking to myslef, "have I done the right thing?", "What have I done?", feelings I've never had before, what is happening to me, even the wife is getting stressed, but to fair, she has been reassuring and kept me positive about everything, as now I'm home every night, which before I was away constantly, so the family is very much in favour of the new job!
Day 4 and I can see some progress, in particular in myself, starting to calm down today after getting in early having a chat the boss and making an effort to introduce myself to those around me! who after first impressions are actually ok.
Thanks again and wish me luck!
Love, Mickey Love