The Hardest Part Was Letting Go

So, today I started my new job today. Oops, did I forget to mention I got the job? Well, I did. Although most of you were only willing to hire to me to do dirty things, some one trusted me.
I had to sign a confidentiality agreement, so I guess that means no blogging about it. I don't want to be Karled, so I guess I'll honor it.

This was a lot harder for me than I thought it would be. I may not have loved my old job, which, hey, I guess I can talk about now. I work(ed) for one of the biggest optical chains in the country, mostly selling glasses but also assisting the doctor. I haven't technically quit yet, although I need to do so tomorrow.

Anyway, I may not have loved it, but I was good at it. I worked there for four years, and I knew all the ins and outs. There are parts of my job (mostly the computer aspects) that other people don't even know how to do. I'm in demand, and other offices often want me to go fill in there, especially when they have new employees so I can help set the standard.

Now I'm the new kid, and I have no idea what I'm doing. At least I know the basics of home design. I can tell the difference between Queen Anne, Mission, and french country. I also know the basics of retail sales and P.O.S. systems, so that helps too.

But still. I don't know anyone's name. I don't know where anything goes. I don't know the answers to any questions. I don't know what other colors that comes in. I don't know how long it will take to ship to you.

But I'll learn. It's just a hard transition for me to make.

9 comments:

Poppy said...

That's the most exciting part about a new job! You get to learn things! Have fun with being the new person. In no time you'll be setting the standard there too.

And, congratulations on the new job!

Tug said...

I'm with Poppy - this is exciting! The more you learn (no matter the different companies & industries), the more you grow, and the more you're IN DEMAND.

HAVE FUN!! (and don't forget to breathe)

Josh said...

It's ok if you want to steal how I would sell furniture. :)

You still need to give me a full report. I'll tell you about what I do if you want. But it's boring. I swear. And no, I'm not a professional man-whore.

Oh, and you're still helping me pick out glasses. Since I'm blind...

whall said...

Good luck in real life.

Avitable said...

Congratulations on getting the new job. I'm sure you'll be an expert in no time!

Robin said...

I thought you were going to be my assistant...pffft.

Congrats anyway!

Bluepaintred said...

ugg! sounds terrifying to me! I HATE new situations, I panic and stress and worry for days whenever I have to go and do anything new. just going to the doctors office - which i have been going to for eight years - makes me panic. I think it has a lot to do with the fact I have been a stay at home mom for almost ten years and I simply do not get out much.

Amanda said...

Poppy- New things are scary

Tug- I'm trying my hardest

Josh/Stud- Of course I'm stealing your technique. And of course I can help you pick out glasses, I still haven't lost the ability.

Whall- lol thanks

Avitable- Thank you, I'm tryin

Robin- I'll still be available at least two days a week

Blue- Thank you for understanding me

Sarcastica said...

This is very exciting! I laugh at you for being the new guy, but soon enough I'll be the new guy lmfao!