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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 12. 5 August 1970

Transition to the Outside (Real) World

Transition to the Outside (Real) World

On starting a new job you become acquainted with a new group of people. You must accept the discipline of the organisation you work for and reconcile your status as an individual with your status as a fairly new member of the organisation. You will probably have only the vaguest idea of its aims, policies, structures and operations. You may encounter some prejudice from fellow employees who have not had the benefit of a university education but have gained, through experience, a great wealth of knowledge about the organisation and the human relations involved. Confronted with this situation you need to be patient and receptive using your analytical skills learnt at the University to find out as much as you can about the organisation and the job you are expected to do. You may feel that your qualifications and training should entitle you to greater responsibility. Responsibility will come as you show that you have ability and have acquired sufficient knowledge of the organisation.