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Student Assistant, start tomorrow, scared to death

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:21 pm

I start a student assistant like job at a local law firm tomorrow and I must say that I am scared. It has made me all shaky and stuff. I have not worked in over a year, and nothing like this. He said something about having me do something like a discovery or deposition (copying it or something - I don't remember exactly). Anyway, tomorrow is my first day and he's going to train me or something to do this. I am going there in the morning. What should I do? I have over 10 years of work experience, but fast food and general office duties. Nothing like this. Nothing like this at all. Halp!

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Re: Student Assistant, start tomorrow, scared to death

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:24 pm

Relax. They'll tell you everything you need to do and have low expectations. Ask about anything you need to know. Thousands have come before you and survived. Some nerves are understandable, but it's really not a big deal! You'll be fine.

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Re: Student Assistant, start tomorrow, scared to death

Postby Borhas » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I start a student assistant like job at a local law firm tomorrow and I must say that I am scared. It has made me all shaky and stuff. I have not worked in over a year, and nothing like this. He said something about having me do something like a discovery or deposition (copying it or something - I don't remember exactly). Anyway, tomorrow is my first day and he's going to train me or something to do this. I am going there in the morning. What should I do? I have over 10 years of work experience, but fast food and general office duties. Nothing like this. Nothing like this at all. Halp!


you'll probably be ok as long as you can read, and write/type

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Re: Student Assistant, start tomorrow, scared to death

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I start a student assistant like job at a local law firm tomorrow and I must say that I am scared. It has made me all shaky and stuff. I have not worked in over a year, and nothing like this. He said something about having me do something like a discovery or deposition (copying it or something - I don't remember exactly). Anyway, tomorrow is my first day and he's going to train me or something to do this. I am going there in the morning. What should I do? I have over 10 years of work experience, but fast food and general office duties. Nothing like this. Nothing like this at all. Halp!


This probably means you'll be leading the deposition.

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Re: Student Assistant, start tomorrow, scared to death

Postby Moxie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:46 pm

thesealocust wrote:Relax. They'll tell you everything you need to do and have low expectations. Ask about anything you need to know. Thousands have come before you and survived. Some nerves are understandable, but it's really not a big deal! You'll be fine.


+1 to thesealocust's advice. Calm down, they wouldn't have hired you if they didn't think you could do what they need.




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