Doing The Job: Starting Out and the Daily Grind (Enhanced DVD)
A lot of people who start a new job are very anxious on their first day. They want to avoid any mistakes and they are concerned about whether or not they can do the job. These reactions are all valid and common concerns for those starting a new job. However, the anxiety associated with a new job may be a side effect of eagerness to learn about the company, the new hire’s ambition and general excitement. The paperwork that is included on the first day of work such as insurance and tax forms are discussed, the need to discuss the employer’s policies on vacation, retirement funds, sick time and other benefits, and the need to understand employee rights, workplace safety, and sexual harassment. There are tips included for navigating office politics, how to ask for a raise, looking for new job opportunities, and respecting leadership within the company. (29 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Your First Day (03:58) – New workers are guided on making a good impression during their first day.
Understanding Benefits (03:25) – Benefits can included subsidized food, memberships at health clubs, child care, payment of professional costs, and more.
Understanding Your Rights (03:15) – Some employee rights are protected by the law.
Understanding Your Business (04:46) – The skills that make you successful in school can be carried over into the workplace.
On the Job - Day to Day (05:00) – Tips for helping workers through their daily grind are discussed.
How to Ask for a Raise (03:30) – Raise requests should have several good reasons.
When to Move On (03:47) – There are several reasons why you might want to move onto a new job.