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Question:DOH!! What's a little mistake you made during the first 30 days of a new job? One you would probably take back if you could...

how detrimental is a mistake during your first 30 days or so? does it REALLY matter?

Asked by Ashley_Rutledge on 4/1/08 1 Answer»
wishuponastar

Answer:

I fell asleep at my desk the second or third day. I was tired, it was really warm in the building and there was nothing for me to do.
I'm not sure if anyone saw me, but I know I was embarrassed to find myself nodding off at my desk. (doesn't bode well)

Answered by: wishuponastar on 4/2/08
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