New Starter - Poem by Angela Wybrow
For those of us who are naturally quiet,
Starting a new job can feel like a riot.
You drum up the courage to walk through the door,
But you’re still feeling nervous and really unsure.
You’re given a tour – shown where things are,
But remembering it all just seems so hard.
You feel lost and alone in this strange new place.
You’re finding it hard to put a name to a face.
Just like a lifetime seem those first few days,
As you find your way round this mysterious maze.
You’re finding it hard to get into gear.
You’d rather be anywhere else but here.
You abort all attempts at casual conversation,
Leading to your own annoyance and sheer frustration.
You avoid eating in the works canteen,
As you don’t yet know the rest of the team.
You’re wondering if you will ever settle;
Among the roses you feel like a nettle.
You feel very much like the odd one out;
That you will stay you very much doubt.
But you’re determined to try your very best,
Hoping that your efforts will impress.
If you are brave and decide to stay,
You’ll find things will get better day by day.
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