Here you will find useful phrases to describe your first day at work. You can use this topic in the exam and when communicating with colleagues.
- I have changed jobs several times. But I remember my first day in my first and second work places best of all.
- My first profession was as an economist. I got a job in a self-regulatory organization of arbitration managers. It was the largest association of receivers in Russia.
- My schedule was to work there 4 days a week for 6 hours per day. To do that I had to miss some of my University sessions.
- I remember I went to work with great enthusiasm, but also with fear.
- I studied Economics at the University and one of the most interesting subjects was receivership.
- I was sure that I would see a wonderful world of top-notched economists, who, as financial doctors, save the lives of sick companies.
- The office was in the centre of Moscow, near the small hall of the Philharmonic. It was a beautiful building with big oak doors.
- A bright copper plate was on the door and it completely killed my self-confidence. I thought I couldn’t fit in with such huge company.
- But inside I saw a damp and dilapidated office which consisted of ten narrow and dark rooms.
- I took my place behind an old dusty computer. The whole table was littered with scans of some documents.
- I investigated later that they were the court decisions that I needed to retype into the IT database.
- I was offended that I was given such an unskilled job, but I didn’t show it.
- At the end of the day I left there, transformed by the sadness and boredom that stood in front of me throughout the following year that I had to spend there.
- It was my first job and I didn’t know there was any alternative to this boredom.
- And by comparison, I remember very well my first day at my second job.
- I got a job in a consulting firm that managed projects.
- It was a small company too, but it was much different from the previous one.
- Everyone sat together, made jokes, asked each other’s advice. And at the same time, it was clear that everyone was working hard.
- When I entered, everyone paid attention to me, everyone said who he or she was and cheered me up with a smile.
- The day passed quickly. I was working without interruption the whole day. I even shouted a couple of times “I’m free”, for more work when I ran out.
- Everyone liked it and I think it was the moment when everyone wanted to test my potential in their project team.
- We finished late at night and my supervisor offered to take me to a more convenient metro station so I wouldn’t be late home.
- damp – slightly wet
- dilapidated – old and in a generally bad condition
- litter – rubbish such as paper, tins, and bottles left lying in an open or public place
- self-confidence – if you have self-confidence, you behave confidently because you feel sure of your abilities or value