First Day On the Job

New beginnings are hard for all of us.

Comments (12)

(12) Jong, January 31, 2009 3:03 PM


Thanks Lory for the warm message. I think I have gained good strength to start things over.

(11) Anonymous, January 29, 2009 5:01 AM

If it is difficult, you know you've started!

When things are simple, you never know: you may have missed the boat. But when it is difficult, you know you've started the job.

(10) Anonymous, January 28, 2009 10:15 PM

Thanks for the support

As a relatively new nursing graduate, I can tell you the first year, never mind my first day, was extremely hard. It certainly was a test for me! But the progress I've made, not to mention the personal strength I've developed, is more than I ever thought I'd achieve.

(9) Sam, January 28, 2009 3:28 AM

What about the cabbie?

Excellent message. At the same time, I do wish that you would have also mentioned how this then affected the cabbie. Did you help make his day better?

(8) Talya, January 27, 2009 2:39 PM

Thanks - I needed to hear this today

I just started a new job today, as a supply teacher, and it was as bad as the horror stories. I basically ignored it, and told myself all the first day things, need to learn from experience etc. But still hard. Thanks!

(7) Anonymous, January 27, 2009 12:38 PM

Mohel's first job

A mohel must do his first mila on his own child. So, you bet, he really thinks he knows what he is doing.

(6) Beth, January 27, 2009 10:02 AM

What Great Timing!

Lori, this video simply could not have been posted at a better time for me. Yesterday, I did something very huge and scary for me and today was my "first day" as someone I wasn't sure I knew how to be...and here is this wonderful video posted up on Aish, speaking to my neshama and assuring me that HaShem is paying attention. Thank you, Lori. This was such a blessing to me. Yasher koach!

(5) Robin, January 27, 2009 9:56 AM

Thank you for the reminder

Thank you for the reminder - endure, courage, persevere. Above all, know it is a JOY being IN the gift of the opportunity, even when all our senses say otherwise. No one is unique to this, thank goodness.

(4) Anonymous, January 27, 2009 8:55 AM

I have forgotten whom it was that said, "...the only thing worse than being old at a job, is being new at a job..." Probably Oscar Wilde?

(3) Miriam, January 26, 2009 11:17 AM

I love your videos. They're so inspiring! I don't know if you realized what you said-"The Talmud was right." That's an unnecessary statement!

(2) SusanE, January 25, 2009 4:15 PM

So....How was the Cabbies' Second Day?

Lori, What happened in New York? Did he get you to the Hotel? Did you leave yourself enough time? Did you make his Second Day at a new job better? Did you give him a nice tip?

These are things we need to know about the story.

(1) Chana Zelasko, January 25, 2009 1:54 PM

A real mazel

What a Mazel that the taxidriver had YOU as a passenger on his first day. I can imagine what somebody else would have said to him. This video reminded me of something my junior high mentioned almost 50 years ago: the importance of first impressions. No matter what happends on the first day on the job, it is always important to make a good first impression. For a good first impression, you only have one chance.


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