It’s the first day of work, and your excitement level is as high as a cat playing with her ball of yarn. Everything is going great so far, until your supervisor asks you to give these documents over to Earl. You do the task, but for a moment there, you forgot who Earl was–a person you just met 10 minutes ago.
Starting a new job can be quite an adjustment. Believe me, I’ve had four. No matter how hard you try to fit in with the office barkada, it just doesn’t seem to feel right yet. And sometimes it could get really awkward. Have you ever thought about sharing how you truly feel about your first days of work, but can’t because, well, it’s too embarrassing to tell? So we asked a bunch of people to share some office confessions back when they were still the newest kid on the block, and let’s see how many of these have actually crossed our minds when it was us on the hot seat.