How would it be working for the first time?
I am a Sophomore and I am 15 years old.I have never had a job and want to know how my first day would be. Since i'm only 15 I will be working at McDonalds. This is just somewhere for me to work for now.When I become older I will work somewhere with really good payment.Could you give me some tips on how it would be working somewhere for someone new to it. #jobs #work #career
The first day on the job I'm sure you'll be nervous. Just be yourself. Make sure you plan enough time to get ready for work and arrive a little earlier so you will not be late. As with many jobs, having an open mind and willingness to do and pick up new tasks will go far in your career. A lot of times, your job is what you make of it. Finding a dream job is difficult for most but you can absolutely get satisfaction and career advancement and in turn, a positive and rewarding experience from your job. One of the most difficult aspects of just about any job are the people you work with vs the underlying work. Learning how to work well with people (mutually), making sure you are being treated fairly, and treating others how you want to be treated is one of the things you will frequently face in your career. It's a continuous learning process. My first job was at McDonalds too. Good luck!
The first lesson I learned was all about being a good worker. You should treat your job as though you are the owner of the company AND a customer of the company. Whatever you do, do it well. Take pride in the finished product. Focus on doing a quality job with integrity.
I also learned that you should treat you coworkers the way you want to be treated. Be helpful. Be kind. Be respectful. Teamwork is so important when you are working closely with others.
I learned the importance of listening and understanding what my manager and others expected of me and then following up with them to make sure I was doing the job properly. Pay attention to the training. Write down the procedures for doing your job step by step so that you understand it clearly.
Try to have fun. I know it is called "work", but work can sometimes be fun as well.
Most important, try to be yourself as much as possible. Once you are exposed to the working world, the things you learn will probably change you slightly. If those changes are good things (i.e. your job turns you into more of a leader), then you should make them part of who you are. If those changes are not good (i.e. if you job causes you to be mean), you should probably drop those behaviors.
Building a strong work ethic early in your career and adhering to it for future jobs should put you in a better position to be successful.
A fast food service provider was my first job in high school. On your first few days you'll be learning about the culture of the establishment and the expectations of your supervisors. Your supervisor's will give you orientation videos, and a tour of the work stations. Since you'll be on your feet for most of the day, I'd recommend investing in a comfortable pair of non- slip shoes and maybe even a pack of dr. scholl's insoles.
Best of luck!