Pardon my absence. Four weeks ago, I began my first real job. This means I began waking up at 5:45 a.m. and getting home after 6 p.m. Add in dinner, exercise, laundry, and exhaustion and there’s not much wiggle room to write.
Maybe you’ve recently joined the work world too. In that case, you get how I feel. There’s a mix of job-offer ecstasy, butterflies of transition, and mild horror upon realizing that there’s no syllabus for this course, business casual means you need a new wardrobe, and you’ve got a lot to learn in order to keep up with your seasoned peers.
I haven’t mastered everything yet—just learned how to use the fancy printer this week!—but here are my do’s and don’ts for your first few weeks on the job: