16 Times Your First Graduate Job Made You Feel Like a First Year Student Again
It’s easy to fear that landing a graduate job will be unbearably different from being a student. But in reality it’s actually just like being a first year again.
1. When you couldn’t handle early starts. At all.
You were terrible at waking up early in first year and, if anything, you’re even worse at it now.
2. And felt incapable of making any important decisions before 2pm.
And that’s only on a good day.
3. When you had to keep introducing yourself to new people all day, every day.
4. And pretended you were just fine working in a group with people you don’t really like.
It wasn’t fun in seminars, it’s even less fun at work.
5. When you suddenly had to share vital working space with strangers.
6. And make it seem like you were interested in every single meeting.
It’s those 9am seminars for that module you didn’t really want to take all over again.
7. When boredom made you hungry at all hours of every day.
8. And you quickly realised you could trust no one with your food in the communal fridge.
Better brush up on those passive aggressive note writing skills.
9. Or with the washing up.
10. When you were suddenly faced with a tidal wave of new friend requests and connection invitations on social media.
11. And became incapable of communicating coherently with your office crush.
It’s the library crush all over again.
12. Or managing to convince anyone you weren’t still drunk after a night out.
13. When you used any excuse whatsoever to get out of doing any work.
“Oh, I can’t possible do anything until I’ve rearranged my desk.”
14. And struggled to get to grips with the office technology.
Remember all that fun you had in first year with the library printers? Prepare yourself once again.
15. When you failed to exercise control on pay day.
Because apparently you learnt nothing from spending all of your student loan as soon as it came in.