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Nervous starting new job

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radiateforme · 30/03/2021 14:15

I start a new, brilliant job soon. High pressure and they're expecting a lot from me. I'm absolutely terrified. I suffer with anxiety and take medication for it. Once I'm settled in I'm fine but I'm really quite anxious. To the extent that when their HR calls I can't get my words out properly. Can anyone suggest ways that I can sort out this crazy anxiety? It's making me feel sick.

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Everythingiswonderful · 30/03/2021 14:17

What medication do you take? Could you request propranolol to take alongside it for as and when needed until you have settled in?


MooshWoosh · 30/03/2021 14:40

It is completely normal to be anxious and nervous when starting a new job. Eventually you’ll get settled and you’ll be so pleased you’ve done it. The fact that you got this brilliant job meant that they see something in you that they like - so congratulations!

Sorry OP, no actual advice, but just wanted you to know that you’re not alone and that you CAN do it!


IWantAllTheDogsInTheWorld · 30/03/2021 15:45

I was the same as you a few days ago with a new job to go to. The doctor had already prescribed propanalol which took the edge off my general anxiety but not the specific problem so I decided to take the bull by the horns and I went to visit my new workplace BEFORE my start date. I went in, said I was just passing and thought I'd introduce myself etc. It worked for me, everyone was welcoming and said hello and it really helped as it meant I wasn't going into the unknown. If it's something you can do I would definitely recommend it. I literally only stayed a few minutes but it put my mind at rest.


MaMaD1990 · 30/03/2021 15:53

Can you try to take some control and maybe ask for policies, organograms and useful information about particular tasks you'll be doing of you prior to starting? I did this for a new recruit who wanted to hit the ground running and felt nervous about the job role and not being able to get his head around the tasks quickly enough and he found it really helpful.

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