My First Day At My First Job

Last Update: November 12, 2020

What did I learn that day?

It was September 1998

It was a cold but refreshing morning.

I remember feeling overly excited and eager to get started.

It was my first day as a Housing Support Worker in a Women’s Hostel.

I climbed a lot of stairs and gave out food and opend and closed a lot of doors.

I learned so much about the people I was supporting.

I listened to their life stories which lead them to be homeless.

It’s so true, what they say; never judge a book by its cover.

I learned an important lesson that day.

Be grateful there are always others worse off than you.

What did you learn on the first day of your first job

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Oriented into how to do things the way they wanted it done!

jlizjones Premium
As we do
JeffreyBrown Premium
Yes, indeed!
Lisa196 Premium
I was a teenager and I just remember feeling that it was so great to be able to get paid for working.

I went to school all those years and worked hard but never got paid so it was just a really good feeling to work hard and get paid.

It was empowering.

My husband always talks to the homeless and asks them what led them to be homeless. They usually don't mind sharing their story and I think are glad that someone would bother to ask.