Sunday, September 09, 2007
Fine Line Between Being Excited And Being Nervous
I am so excited! I am so freaking nervous. Remember when I said "Normally, I love covering the reference desk. I need the practice, since I hope eventually I'll work there all the time"? Okay, probably not, but I did say that in my July 9th post. Well, the thing is, I will be working at the reference desk all of the time. I've been promoted! Tomorrow morning I'm officially a readers' advisor. I'll still be working as a circulation clerk some, if not a lot, for a little while though, until they fill the spot I'm leaving. But I get the higher salary no matter what I'm doing so, that won't bother me too much.
I have a lot to learn. For the most part I'm looking forward to learning it all, but I'm also a little nervous. Oddly, I haven't required this much training since I got my first job at an ice cream shop. I started as shelver with the library, and honestly, that's just an easy job. Then, I learned extra stuff slowly over time so that when I was promoted to part-time clerk, I didn't really need any new training. Next, I transferred to a full-time spot at a branch so again I needed very little training; I just had to learn some things specific to that location. So while I know I'm going to be good at this new job, I hope I don't mess up a bunch at first and make everyone think it was a mistake to promote me.
Labels: on the job
I'm sure you'll be great at it!
You seem passionate about the new job, and that's bound to have a strong positive effect. My never-wrong inner clueless psychic says you'll excel.