How can I transition into a full time intense job?
April 10, 2012 11:34 AM Subscribe
Help me be awesome at my new professional job and not revert into secretary mode.
I need help transitioning from freelancer/tele-commuter/former office monkey into a real career woman. Also, some class angst!
posted by lollipopgomez to Work & Money (3 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My work history goes like this: a few years of administrative work in a hospital, a few years of freelance writing, and one year doing digital PR/blogger outreach on a virtual team.
My experience doing the last job led to me getting recruited for a job I will start next week doing digital PR at a media company with some big name clients.
I realize that going back to work full time in an office will be a huge adjustment, but I'm ready for the nuts and bolts of that (ie, waking up earlier, having to actually get dressed in something other than yoga pants, etc) but what I need help with is my overwhelming anxiety that I don't deserve to be there.
It doesn't help that I come from a working class background where the most professional job anyone gets is usually teacher or retail manager. So, a part of me thinks I'm being cocky and arrogant that I think I can do anything but be a secretary or office monkey.
To that end, it would also be great to get tips on how to not act or dress like a secretary on the job. Because I feel like I default to that in work situations since I am used to being the help. The company is a casual media firm, so suits and corporate attire are out of the question.