First job out of college

Subject: First job out of college
From: Jennifer Jelinek <jlkraus -at- AMETEKWATER -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 07:56:34 -0500

Matthew Danda says,

"1. Your first job out of college always sucks.
2. Your first year of pay always sucks.
3. Your first introduction to the corporate world always sucks."

I've got to disagree here, at least in part. I'm 8 months into my first job out of college, and I've had a really good experience. Granted, it's not perfect...but it's been challenging, rewarding, and allowed me a degree of freedom and independence that I never would have imagined in the corporate world. The pay's certainly not great, but considering where I live, it's a good starting salary. My superviser is encouraging and interested in what I do, but doesn't watch over me...he likes that I'm a "self-starter" and can meet my own deadlines and prioritize my own projects without anyone hounding me.

I was an English/liberal arts grad, too, and the politics of the corporate world did come as a shock to me. But it turns out to be like most things in willing to compromise, but not to give up on what you really believe is right.

Jennifer Jelinek
Jlkraus -at- ametekwater -dot- com

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