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My wife has been working full-time at temp jobs for the past several months. Today she went to work full-time for a 'permanent' job. Is there anything permanent in Silicon Valley.

It got me to thinking of some of the challenges of starting a new job.

Anxiety increases.
Anxiety causes tension and stress.
New commute. New hours. New relationships to navigate.
New schedules to rework... not just for her but for the family.

Lots of new.

What other challenges can you think of?


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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
More stress.
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rcayeras private msg quote post Address this user
Contract vs. staff ( you won't hear me say "perm" )

All companies:
tax breaks vs. benefits

Depends on the company:
Opportunity to develop expertise and/or go into management
or
Fewer opportunities to change your role

Like or dislike - that can change daily, regardless of what you do.
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@rcayeras

Yeah... she is pretty good at all those things.

I'm thinking more change of life rhythm kind of stuff that goes on.
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How you fill out your tax forms

Depending on the company
. friendly environment and coming home without the job on your mind
. "choosing" who your friends are
. going to parties because you want to or believe you have to
. change of diet, depending on how much and what kind of free food the company offers, which restaurants are nearby and your tendency to (not) socialize at lunch
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AlyssaYoung private msg quote post Address this user
Challenges: getting the hang of the new job, figuring out what the new boss expects, learning things quickly, and all of the other things mentioned.

I may go back to working at Target, but in a different location. The challenge I foresee is wanting to do things the way I learned before, but having to blend in new ways of doing the same tasks.
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I would also say adjusting to the culture. Each workplace has a pretty different culture.
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Every time I take on a new job / responsibility, I need to remind myself to kindly forgive myself for what won't get done as a result. It is always oh-so-tempting to believe we can do it all. But truth is, we need life teams to keep getting things done. Keep open channels of communication within your family!
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