Laurie Ruettimann encourages Resist the temptation to make your new hire orientation fun.

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I think your first day of work is your best day of work.

  • Everyone is nice. Nobody hates you.
  • You don’t have any responsibility or accountability.
  • Someone will probably take you to lunch.

The worst part of your first day of work is doing the paperwork that accompanies a new job.

But you know what makes the first day of work even more insufferable than a pile of paperwork? Having a local HR team pretend like your first day on the job isn’t work.

Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann’s The Cynical Girl (an FOT contributor blog).