So there you are. You’re in a new job. You’re on your first day and don’t know what to do. You don’t know anyone either. And you’re too shy to ask anyone for help. Don’t worry, little sugarpie, Gunnery Sergeant has a few tips for you to survive your new job.
So fix your headgear and stand-to, ladies! It’s time to lock n’ load!
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It’s been said that you don’t make friends after high school and/or college. And in many respects, that’s true. Everyone after college is either loving someone from high school or trying to make money. And you’re either an accessory to that goal or just another hindrance. So when you need to get a good camaraderie with your new workmates, make sure that what you’re asking or doing is work related. In my beloved Corps, it’s the same thing. Ya got that?
Now, this means you need to be somewhat close to the people already. And I know what you’re thinking: “Gunny, how do you do it?” Well, hold on to your seats, couch potatoes, I’m gettin’ there. The only way you can get close to someone is find some common ground. That means opening up in your own little ways and making a few jokes. Yup, even in my beloved Corps, there are jokes around. But not for you FNG’s. Only certified Marines are allowed to joke around. Do you get me?
Now, most versions and translations of fun is going to the beach or hanging out with your friends or going to watch movies like Grindlewald’s Crimes (don’t know about you but I’d just lob a couple of 155mm at him). But fun can also be jokes and stories and even group and office outings as well as team buildings. Do you maggots understand that?