Your First Day

When you start a new job, everything will be strange to you. You won't know WHO anyone is, you won't know WHERE anything is, you won't know WHAT you are supposed to be doing, and you may start to wonder WHY you are there at all. DON'T PANIC! Everyone feels this way, and there is a Magic Formula to help you. Just smile, and say, "I'm new here. Can you help me, please?"
You'll find that your co-workers will be happy to explain things to you, and, once they have explained, they will feel responsible for making sure you get it right. They are on your side--they want you to do a good job, because that will help them.
Remember, if you don't know, ask. Politely. Say "please" and "thank you" to those who help you. And, before you know it, a new employee will be asking you how it's done!

© Heather Wood 1995
From 101 Marvelous Money-Making Ideas for Kids, by Heather Wood, published by Tor Books. ISBN: 0-812-52060-2