Help me get through tomorrow!
August 23, 2013 7:15 AM Subscribe
I have my first shift tomorrow at a job that requires me to be socially switched on (be friendly, enthusiastic, make small talk) while learning a lot of stuff I'll be new to. The shift is super long and I don't know if I'm going to be able to last that long mentally. What's an introvert to do?
posted by cucumber patch to human relations (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I love talking to people, and I can absolutely be that awesome social person -- but only in short bursts. I tend to get tired after a few hours, and I've been more withdrawn the past few days due to personal circumstances. The shift tomorrow is nearly 12 hours (including breaks). I expect I'll need to have lunch with my colleagues and bosses as well. Without time to recharge, I'm anxious that I'll become a zombie by noon -- not the impression I want to give on my first day! This job is a great opportunity for my future career and I don't want to mess it up. Any suggestions for what I can do to make tomorrow easier?