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24 Things You’ll Only Understand After Your First Job as a Graduate

You learn a lot in your first full-time job after university. Not all good…

1. The interview was the easy part. The hard part is eternally convincing your boss you weren’t a mistake.

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2. And putting up with people trying to link your degree to the job you’re in. 

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3. Getting up for a 10am lecture is nothing compared to how early you have to get up now.

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4. The similarities between work and university all-nighters are surprising.

Work. Tea break. Repeat.

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5. As much as everyone wants to leave at the end of the day, no one wants to be the first.

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6. Spending 100% of your time in meetings thinking, “why am I even here?”.

7. You become a completely different person when speaking on the phone.

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8. When someone comes in sick you try to avoid them like the plague.

But inevitably end up sat next to them in a small meeting.

9. Office crushes are a thing.

And just like your library crush at uni, they always catch you at your worst.

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10. You desperately want to be the person who brings in cheap, home-made, organic lunches everyday. But fail every week.

11. The time you spend waiting for a colleague to stop using the microwave is endless.

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12. You finally understand the importance of Bank Holidays.

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13. Thinking a friend has text you but it’s actually just another work email.

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14. Loud typers are the worst.

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15. Closely followed by the one who always eats smelly food at lunch.

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16. “You won’t believe how long it took me to get in this morning” is the soundtrack of every working day.

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17. When something vital (coffee) runs out and no one offers to get some more.

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18. Reply All can be both the best and the worst, depending on how busy you are.

19. Telling someone you’re 100% busy won’t always stop them from asking you to do more.

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20. When someone new walks into the office and everyone pops up from behind their computer and stares at them.

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21. Being able to function on a Friday after Thursday night drinks is a really difficult part of your week.

22. It takes ~a long time~ to trust someone enough to make you a hot drink.

23. You thought you had no time at university, but now you actually have no time.

Social life? Sleep? How??

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24. But ultimately you realise that, despite all graduating, everyone is really still at university.

But at least you finally have some of that “experience” everyone is always asking for.

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