A First Day At A Job

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September 14, 1992, mixed feeling, dressed and went to work, entered front door, greeted by Chief Engineer, was introduced to staff, given job description, showed office, mahogany desk, computer, typed on computer, visited other section, learnt about functions, cleared my desk, cover & turn off computer, talk to Mr. Penn, say good afternoon, went outside to wait for mom, sat down on chair, reflected on past, felt grateful, mother came, asked how was it.

I can never forget the first day I started working. I woke up on that morning September 14, 1992 having mixed feelings. I was feeling anxious because I never worked before, and I anticipated getting my first salary. On the other hand, I was feeling fearful wondering what it would be like and how I would handle myself. Nevertheless, I got dressed, looking very professional in a black and white pin-stripped pants suit, and I went to the Water and Sewerage Department.

As soon as I entered the front door of the blue and white concrete building, the chief Engineer, Mr. Gary Penn, greeted me very enthusiastically. He welcomed me to the department and introduced me to the staff. He then turned me over to my supervisor, Ms. Antoinette Warner. Ms. Warner also welcomed me and wished me success. She then gave me my job description and a booklet with the principles and guidelines of the department and showed me to my office.

I stood by the door and took a good look at my office. It was not very big, but the furnishings looked very expensive. I entered the room and placed my black leather handbag inside the drawer of the mahogany desk. After turning on the computer, I started familiarizing myself with Microsoft Word knowing that the program will be important in...