I am starting a new job in a few weeks time and have handed in my notice with my present employer. The new crowd all seemed very nice at the interview however, since accepting my new job, I have heard nothing but bad reports about my new place of work and I’m really worried I have made the wrong decision, I don’t know what to do. Any suggestions?
What are you… a sheep? You must make your own mind about your new employer and your new colleagues and not be influenced by others – who knows, they may be right up your street and if they are, it doesn’t mean you are a bad person! The wonderful thing about human beings is there is usually someone for everyone out there and the stories you have heard may just be sour grapes on the part of the people who shared them with you. Of course, there might be a lot of truth in what they are saying but only you can decide whether you can work with this or not, but then, until you do you just won’t know, will you? Go in with a positive attitude, decide from the beginning that you are going to like these people and that what goes around comes around – you may end up as one big happy family! In the meantime, keep your options open and an eye on jobs sites so you know what’s on offer should the shit hit the fan…
Now, deep breath and give it your very best – good luck