My First Day on a New Job Essay
The beginning is a place where we all have to start at some point in our lives. It could be the beginning of a marriage, a relationship, a business, a pregnancy, or a job. The one thing all these relationships would have in common is that you don’t know what it’s going to be like. We all have our expectations; in courtship, before marriage, research and planning, before starting a business, and the interview before starting the job. Not even the interview and the expectations of my job role, would have prepared me for the strange task I was faced with on my first day on a new job.
I had just completed my eight week training as a Cisco Certified Network Administrator, (CCNA), and had been wondering how I would …show more content…
Sarah greeted me at the front desk then showed me to my cubicle. It was a pretty little corner with every tool you could imagine to fix a computer; the only thing that was missing was my computer. When I enquired about that, Sarah beamed at me and said “well that is your first task, to build your own computer, then start using it.” I gulped, before asking where the computer was. She pointed to it in a little corner and left me on my own to start work.
I rushed to look at the computer; I couldn’t even locate the nails I needed to open it. In school I had learnt on a really old model and it seems the newer models no longer used nails. I broke out in cold sweat, my first instinct was to call my cousin in Detroit who’s also a hardware technician. “Junior, I need your help, I have to build a computer and it’s one of the newer models. I can’t find the screws to even open it.” Junior was kind enough to google the computer model for me and guide me through the process of opening the computer. To this day I can still hear Junior saying, “the model has buttons to push down on, just hold the buttons down hard enough and the computer will spring open.” After that it was smooth sailing for me and I completed the build within two hours. From that first day google became my best friend and helped me become a very successful hardware technician.
Overall, my first days experience did not deter my zeal to learn more about the task