I decided to start this diary on impulse and a surge from taking too much coffee at 11:31 pm for no particular reason. I hope I keep up with it. My Genesys Diary will contain details on what it’s like to be the new girl in my workspace. It’s been two months, but somehow, I still feel like the new girl.
I started work at Genesys Tech Hub in April as the content & copywriter. The first few days, I doubted I would be friends with anyone. Everyone in my family will scream that I’m an extrovert, but the personality test (this has to be one of the coolest things ever) I took during my onboarding resulted in “claims” that I’m an introvert. The truth is, I’m an introvert when I’m new to a space. I like to study people before I get to be free with them, I’m guessing it’s a thing for everyone too.
The first person I interacted with within my team is this cool visual design guy, Frisky. Our first conversation was about the weirdest things, which I would rather not spill here for the sake of our reputation. The discussion was forced on my end; I was nervous, tensed, and unsure of this new person I was letting into my space. We were friends for a few minutes and I went back into my shell. Frisky and I are low key best friends now, but he will be too proud to admit it.
For the first three days at work, I felt I wasn’t Genesys material. This is because everyone you meet in the office, on the walkway, in the kitchen was ready for give a smile and the first bump (which is a thing for every one at Genesys). It’s a Genesys culture, and I didn’t feel like I belonged but, if you can’t beat them, you join them, right?
I met Nancy on the second day at work; she’s an excellent social media manager who I have low key stalked on Instagram in the past. It was easy to talk to her because we had many creative ideas to share. The thing with Nancy is that, while I struggled to say hi back to people, she had a million hugs and happy smiles to give them. She walks into a space and everyone knows Nancy is there. Also, it’s been two months, and people still can’t place our names right; I get called Nancy half the time.
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