One TikTok user decided to share some controversial advice on starting a new job, urging users not to put in too much effort at first so that people don’t expect a lot from them all the time. It’s caused a stir on TikTok, as some agree, while others believe you should always put in 100%.
“Don’t Give 100% When Starting a New Job”
In this video, Rosie is following a career advisor’s advice that tells people, “Don’t give 100% when starting a new job.”
The adviser says, “Instead, ramp up your efforts as you onboard over time.”
This has resonated with thousands of viewers who agree that they work too much at the start of their job.
Rosie then chimes in with, “This person is 100% correct.”
Rosie Advises Gradually Increasing Productivity
“Putting in excessive hours, saying yes to every request, and going above and beyond right off the bat… that becomes your new normal,” she warns.
“Sustaining that level of effort is incredibly challenging,” which is why this video has caused some controversy online.
Rather than pushing for maximum output from day one, Rosie advises gradually increasing productivity.
She suggests aiming for a range of 80% to 95%, reserving the full 100% to 110% effort for times that really matter.
“If You’re Firing on All Cylinders All the Time You’re Just Going to End up Burnt Out”
Rosie highlights the dangers of overworking, “If you’re firing on all cylinders all the time you’re just going to end up burnt out.”
The video strikes a chord with viewers who agree and share personal experiences.
“I always would go 110% at first to prove myself and then feel pressure to keep it up and not know how to turn it down,” one user reveals.
“True, I went with 100%, they asked for 150%, then 200%, now I’m on 14, 16 hours a day doing two managers workloads,” explains another viewer.
“Or Just Be Yourself and Chill Out”
A third person admits, “I wish I had known this earlier.”
Of course, not everyone agrees with this and has come up with their own valid arguments, “When you start a new job, you are constantly under observation, and this is the right time to demonstrate that you were the right person for that job.”
This user advises, “Or just be yourself and chill out.”
If you agree with this advice and want more valuable tips about managing your work/life balance, check out Rosie’s TikTok for more videos.
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