“You don’t really listen to me and my opinion doesn’t really matter. I mean, you’re just gonna do what you want to do anyway,” my wife would say, never looking me in the eye.
I cannot tell you how many times my wife has been bothered by something I did or said that stayed on her mind all day long. Over and over it plays in her mind… “Why did he say that?”, “What was he thinking?”, “He made me feel like this…”, “What he did bothered me because…”, “He must’ve meant something different”, “How does this affect our children?”and on and on.
For many, the first week on the job is full of uncertainties, adjustments and even mistakes. Joining a new sports team or a band is certain to start off with some failed expectations, missed notes and assignments, too. I’ve worked at companies where the first week was awful, but my time there ended up being fulfilling, successful and beneficial for everyone involved. The first week of anything new can be hard!