Expect the Unexpected...A real life incident with a twist in the story.
He enters his new job with a lot of enthusiasm and high energy as anyone would. First day itself the management informs him; "You need to take over from a person we are going to put you across to. You learn from him! He is going to be your boss for that period till we fire him"! .............. He suddenly realized that he is being used as a sandwich by the management for a certain period. During that time, he is supposed to learn everything!, take over and allow the management to fire his boss once everything works out well! Management was scared that communicating directly with his boss at that stage would jeopardize their operations as they wanted to get rid of him after this recruit learns all that is required to run the show. They were scared that customers would suffer otherwise. They also knew that they were not capable of handling the situation immediately without his presence.So this person came to take over from his boss! With the connivance* of the management, he was supposed to work under that person who would eventually be asked to go.... As he walked into his new job this was never there even in his wildest of the dreams.
By now you must be curious to know what would have happened to this person who joined with lot of hopes and aspirations in the new job?
What would have happened to him, who would have entered this scenario unknowingly? Looking for better prospects and probably leaving behind a better working condition?
I will tell you what happened to this person in great detail after I share with you all some survival tips which is worth reading.Some steps, so that you could adjust at the new place of work leading to a successful association .I like to call them #Newjobsurvivaltips!
- Take advantage of the fact that being a new recruit you are able to start with a clean slate . Forget the past, start your working life all fresh now. The biggest advantage of changing to a new job is this could give you an opportunity to reinvent yourself. You can start with a clean slate. You know that people will judge you for what you are going to do and not for what you have already done. This should encourage you to do well and act smart and come up with very good work.Tip: Start with full confidence that you can deal with anyone and handle any situation.
- Build your credibility.Work on building your trust by managing your reputation through steering clear of controversies: Manage the disappointments well and equally important is distancing yourself from negativity. Tip: Develop an image of a go to person.
- Don't get it wrong : Don't mix up your personal philosophies with your views at the workplace unless you are very sure that both leads to the same end results.Tip: Stay away from making very strong opinions based on your previous experiences .Don't be judgmental.
- Take initiative and earn a name : Be the first to contribute and volunteer for good causes.Tip:Think that nothing is going to stop you from your plan . Plan well and go ahead with great enthusiasm in all that you do in the new place. When you do such good k