Why Starting Your First Job Is Exactly Like ‘Mean Girls’

What’s scarier than a never-ending job search? Actually starting your first job. But don’t stress about it too much, because the “Mean Girls” crew understands your struggle. They know exactly how you feel during every exciting and nerve-wracking experience, such as…

When you wake up on your first day of work:

When you walk into the office for the first time:

When you meet your boss and co-workers:

When you introduce yourself:

When you give yourself a mental pep talk:

When you ask a question that sounds stupid in your head:

When you read up on the company and its industry:

When someone asks you a question you don’t know the answer to, so you make something up:

When you attempt to make small talk with your co-workers:

When you’re running late for a meeting and someone’s walking slowly in front of you:

When you rummage through your closet searching for business casual clothes:

When you stalk LinkedIn profiles:

When you accidentally hit reply-all:

When you try to speak the office lingo:

When you need an afternoon pick-me-up:

When your older co-workers give you life advice:

When you get your first paycheck:

When someone asks you what your strengths are:

When you wear heels around the office:

When your boss compliments your work:

When you take a personal health day:

When someone asks for your card:

When you’re on your third coffee of the day:

And finally, when you eventually get the hang of things: