So I’ve been trying as much as possible to be consistent with my posts. I won’t say I’m where I expect myself to be yet but I’m definitely not where I used to be when it comes to consistency. Still on the series, “My First”, I’d be sharing with you guys my first 9-5 job experience.
I started working my first 9-5 when I was 17 years old. This was when I came to a conclusion that a 9-5 job wasn’t really for me, it just couldn’t be my day job. I hate the thought of having to follow a routine day in day out. At the time I got the job I just concluded my 2nd semester 100 level in Covenant University and students were required to take up summer jobs in order to gain experience and avoid idleness. I arrived Calabar, which is my hometown, and started the job hunting. Luckily for me I didn’t have to search too long as my sister hooked me up with a job in a company situated in the building where she worked called Entrepreneurial Development Center (EDC).
In a nutshell, EDC basically trains individuals who own start-up businesses or are interested in owning businesses on the core values and operations of a business. There were targets to be met which included bringing in more members to join the training. It was really an intense one because there were projects and presentations to be done by the students.
Got to the office at 8am sharp and waited for the manager to make proper introductions and show me the department I was to work in. It was my first day of work so you can imagine the efficiency. In fact I was early all through my first week which was quite surprising because I’m never early to anything.
Everything was going well, I loved everyone in my department because they were really nice to me and treated me like family. I also tried as much as possible to connect with people in other departments. It’s always good to network with people and create good working relationships with them because you’d never know when the need for their services or expertise may arise. working a 9-5 was quite hectic and boring because there was always a routine to follow each day but my colleagues became friends and made work bliss.
Although I became close to most people in the office, from full staff to youth corpers to interns, there was this one person that constantly gave me trouble. At first I thought she was just generally rude and uptight with everyone but I later realized that it was more personal than general. I still couldn’t figure out what exactly was wrong or what I had done to her to deserve such bitchy attitude towards me. I really just wanted a drama free atmosphere. Was that too much to ask for? Plus, I was only there for 3 months. I started hearing stories from people that I was getting too close to her friends and all that. Can someone scream CHILDISH?!!!!
I really couldn’t believe that someone way older than me could actually behave that way for such reason so I ignored. On a Friday afternoon, my boss called me in for a heart-to-heart session. In the process, I casually mentioned the issue I had with the lady at the office and immediately without my consent he called her in to resolve the issue. We all worked together and saw ourselves as family but when that was altered by a particular person, he/she was put in check. She finally spilled the beans on why she was rude and uptight with me and apologized for her actions. And we lived happily ever after, haha.
Working in itself can be a bit stressful especially when there are targets and deadlines to be met. It would really be foolhardy to create negative vibes to an already intense environment. Nevertheless, it was a really fun experience but I still stand my grounds that a 9-5 really isn’t for me. If it doesn’t excite me just by the thought of it then it’s definitely not worth doing because I can only be driven by something I’m passionate about. If you want to know what her reason was for being rude and uptight with me comment YES below and I’d share.
What was your first job experience like? Was it a 9-5 job? Was it also filled with drama like mine? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. Your feedback is very important to me. Anyway, see you on the next episode of “My First”. Still haven’t read the first episode of the series? Catch up here.
Photocredit: CBP Photography @wizchibzy
Skirt: Plaid skirt from my cousin’s closet
Shoes: Jasper Conran
Belt: Random ‘everyday with Jesus’ belt from my closet
Wristwatch: Michael Kors
Accessories: The Jewelry box
Thanks for reading x