Workload, efficiency and seeing results
I had to be realistic with myself in terms of how much workload I can handle. One thing I have learnt in the few months that I have been working is that there is only so much that I can do, and it's not only about how much work I've done but also about the results. What's the point of spending a lot of time doing a lot of work yet the results that come out of it are very little?
I come straight from university without any work experience. I needed to settle-in in the working world first, understand how things work there. I was faced with a situation where there was too much work-load yet the deadline was very near - a seemingly impossible situation. In fact, I did not even meet the deadline. I had to learn to prioritize - that's something I had to learn at university already: for instance, when there was too much to study but couldn't study everything. Fortunately, I took this experience as a learning curve - learning through the experience. Suggestions have been made to make things better, and improvements are evident. It is patience, endurance and perseverance that helps - acknowledging and embracing the process of improving.
I certainly hope you enjoyed that. Please feel free to share your thoughts on the topic of surviving in the working environment: how did you find it when you started working for the first time? What did you learn through working that you were not taught? What did you wish you knew before getting into the working world? Be sure to share your experiences - I'd love to hear from you.
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