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Started a New Job

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MHJPK

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Aug 20, 2019
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4
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Hi guys,

I just started a second job as a teen. I have bad anxiety. I’m always afraid to ask questions because I feel sometimes my coworkers seem annoyed at me or like I’m bugging them.

I’m always being told what to do at work. I don’t know if it’s because I’m too nice or if my anxiety and nervousness makes me a victim. I mean I am still new, so being told what to do makes sense. But even like when I try, like I try to figure out to do things on my own I’m still being micro-managed and bossed around or spoken to like I don’t know anything.

I also deal with a coworker who’s personality is on and off. One minute she’s nice, the next she’s rude or micro-managing (in addition to other coworkers). And as I’m doing one thing, she’s already telling me what to do next or will tell me to stop doing whatever they told me to just do, to another thing.

Does anybody have any advice for me?

Thank you.
 
ValBry

ValBry

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Sep 29, 2019
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Location
Wisconsin
Hi,
are you still working at the same job?
Most people will be nervous in that situation, it probably just affects us more. I started a new job at 28 and thought i couldn't handle it... but I could. I hope you stuck with it, because sometimes if you stick around long enough to get used to something, it's not as bad as the feeling of quitting or going to another job/place right away and being new all over again. And unfortunately you have to deal with weird people like that... if you can get through it and try not to take it too personally, it could be a good skill to learn. The dealing with jerks skill, haha. That said, if people are being truly horrible, it would make sense to find somewhere better :)
Anyway, that wasn't really advice and probably didn't help, but hopefully you're doing well!
 
Strangerbytheday

Strangerbytheday

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Sep 29, 2019
Messages
9
Location
UK
I was like that in my first job. I found that as time went on, I picked things up and became actually quite good at my job. My confidence grew and I then felt to be one of the team.
 
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