The First Job..... A dream come true ? or a nightmare in real ??

  • 20Sep,2018

    As a student, everyone aspires to achieve their goal and get their dream job. We all have plans for our future and often we do tend to imagine ourselves 20 years or 10 years from now… working in the firm we always wanted to… and like it is always said, one is never contented with what he/she has…. We always wanted to grow up when we were small and now that we have grown we wish we could go back to our childhood once again. Similarly one is restless to get a job as soon as he/she enters college…but as soon as his work life gets monotonous, he craves for days back at college.

    As said by many, life is not a hunky dory… , we do get what we want but life throws us to many different kinds of challenges to make sure we are capable enough to actually deserve “that something”.

    However, one should know that life gets much more complicated when one starts working… he/she can never get back the carefree life that he was used to.

    Hence, he should start accepting new challenges and try to get accustomed to his new life… cause this is exactly the life he had been craving for since his early age.

    It is also unfair on his part to think that all the others i.e. his seniors or colleagues will adjust according to him.. one needs to make certain compromises.. in order to adjust with his seniors and colleagues …A first job can give anyone the jitters but if mentored correctly, they can be an asset to the organization.

    Out of the innumerable problems faced by freshers during their first job, some unavoidable ones are.


    Nervousness and inability to express one’s views

    However confident an individual might be, he is always nervous as a rat when it comes to his first job… he is unable to express his views publicly with the fear of getting dejected or humiliated in front of others, even if he has good key points in mind … he often tends to not follow all that is said by his boss as nervousness overpowers his conscious state thereby leaving him in a subconscious state of mind and then he fails to complete his task properly as his doubts have properly not been cleared.

    Remedy– it is okay to be nervous on the first few weeks of your job but one must gradually try to push back his nervousness and step out of his comfort zone in order to prove himself capable enough…. He should start expressing his viewpoints on a particular agenda so that he could know if his ideas are competent enough when compared to the others.


    Underemployment-

    Another major problem today is underemployment… in today’s cut-throat competition, it is very difficult to get employed. Often students come under the pressure of their parents and opt for jobs which are much below their level to save themselves from the horror of unemployment, only to go there and find themselves much more efficient than his seniors and thinking it to be a waste of time.

    Remedy -  underemployment is not actually a waste of time in the long run… one always has the liberty to opt for a better job once he gets a chance… but when compared to being unemployed and sitting back at home on a couch watching T.V., underemployment surely is a much better option. at least one will have some sort of work experience before getting his desired job where the competition is much higher.


    Casting couch

    Though it is a crime, people do fall prey to casting couch… people think that their life is set once they get their dream job … but in most cases, especially girls do have to pay a heavy price… they are both mentally as well as physically harassed to surrender their self –esteem and pride and not leak it out in the open or else they might get fired and the harasser will make sure that he/she does not get hired in any reputed firm thereafter.

    Remedy -  don’t be afraid to raise your voice .. it is an even bigger crime to allow injustice with yourself… no one has the right to control you in any manner.. go ahead and do lodge a complaint against the harasser and make him pay for his sins.


    Peer pressure-

    freshers usually take too much of mental pressure if their peers have completed a certain task and they themselves are still working on it.. they start feeling demotivated and find themselves incapable …. Some even get jealous of their colleague’s promotion and think of ways of bringing him down in front of others.. thus, a healthy competition turns into dirty politics in a fraction of second and before he even realizes, he becomes a whole new individual who is just jealous of everyone around.

    Remedy-Every individual has a different style of working… some learn and pick up new things very quickly while it takes some time for some to pick up the same thing … some finish their work before the assigned time while some take a little longer time to finish the task with perfection…one must try and work on his weaknesses rather than comparing himself with others or criticizing them… cause it takes only a few moments to turn a healthy competition into something dirty.

    One must always keep in mind that he was not born to compete with others but with himself…. Only if one competes with himself can he progress both at work and in life.

     

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