Going to a New Job -- Advice on Making It Easier?
April 13, 2005 7:34 AM Subscribe
I'd appreciate any and all advice associated with changing work environments -- whether practical advice (about little bits of personal business to remember, or health insurance crud), or mental/emotional advice (how to adjust internally), or sociological advice (how to smooth the transition into a new employee culture).
I also suck learning names -- hopefully they'll have nameplates, but anyone have tips for committing a large mass of names and faces to memory?
posted by WCityMike to work & money (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am a legal assistant at a Chicago law firm, and just gave my two weeks' notice on Monday to accept a position at another law firm downtown. I have every reason to believe it'll be a good change for me -- a good bump in pay, a stronger human resources infrastructure, etc. The kind of work I'll do should be very similar, and I think I'm going to be valued there.
Generally, I've got a good feeling about the place. But I've been at my current locale for six years, though, and there is a slight 'yeeep!' feeling associated with all the change this will entail. I'm hoping folks can provide me with any advice they feel will ease the transition (in any respect).
Thanks in advance.