Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about new job and feeling dumb and lonely:
I am a good worker and I did very well in school at my major, which was graphic design and such, with some computer science as well. I had a friend in my class at college get a nice job as a designer for a company. She graduated before me of course. After I had graduated and was looking for a job, there was an opening at her place and I applied and was basically a shoo-in thanks to her.
I like the job. I came in with strong confidence that I could learn it and do it just fine. I was told it would take at least 6 months to a year at the longest to get the hang of it since the job has a high learning curve. It is a very detail oriented job. It seemed I made mistake after mistake, and yes I noticed I have improved a lot since the beginning, but I basically lost my confidence.