16 Challenges We All Have When Starting A New Job

Change is never easy. A new gig is exciting, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be kinda stressful. At least rolling over your old 401k into an IRA with E*TRADE can be the least of your worries.

1. For your first day, you freak out about not having any clean clothes:

2. No matter what you wear, you feel a little ridiculous:

3. Everyone looks at you funny because you’re “the new guy”:

4. You learn dozens of names back-to-back-to-back:

5. There’s so much handshaking:

6. All your new co-workers want to know your life story (so you tell it over and over and over again):

7. Finding the bathrooms are always impossible:

8. You never remember your keycard and are constantly getting locked out:

9. Everyone’s working so hard!

10. Yet you have no idea what you’re doing:

11. Even choosing a desktop background is surprisingly overwhelming:

12. The printers are cryptic mystery machines from another planet:

13. You’re not even sure if it’s cool to eat at your desk:

14. You feel silly bothering people with questions like, “Where are the pens?”:

15. You’re worried about being too chatty with a higher up you’re not supposed to be talking to:

16. There’s nothing going on for your first few weeks, so you awkwardly leave at 5 p.m.:

But there is one headache you can avoid — making the decision to roll over your old 401K into an E*TRADE IRA:

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