A New Job – A predicament

newjobWatching the episode of CSI when Laurence Fishburne's first day on the job as a new CSI agent, one of the CSI lab scientist is indifferent on him, I felt myself on Lawrence shoes.

Having worked in several companies in more than 25 years, I always feel excited and nervous on my first day. I feel excitement to be working on a new job, a new environment and new team. I feel nervous as I don't know the kind of people I will be working with. There may be some who will be accepting me as part of the team but I always encounter someone who will give me a hard time to integrate with the team. These people consider a new comer as a threat to them. Most of these nasty people are long been on the company and feel insecure when there is a new guy in the team.

Being a veteran job hopper, I tend to overcome these obstacles but in truth, it also gave me some sleepless nights trying to figure out the best way to have myself accepted. A method which almost always successful is to prove to them that you are capable of doing your job efficiently or even better than them.

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About the Author

Ver Pangonilo

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) – Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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