Too good to be true?

Apple py1
Jul 2 40 Comments

Dear Blind,
I started a new gig and I’m nervous. Coworkers seem to be helpful as well as have a sense of humor. Boss is very skilled and I look up to him. Work is engaging. The campus is breathtaking. Onboarding has been great. I am quirky and it looks like I’m going to fit right in. I’m also happy with the pay.

Has this happened to you? It feels surreal. Is this god giving me a break from the struggles of the last several years? Is this sustainable Blind?

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TOP 40 Comments
  • LinkedIn ushu
    Life is all about ups and down. Enjoy the great situation that youre in now, but never attach yourself to it. That way once the honeymoon period is up, you wont be disappointed.
    Jul 2 1
    • Apple py1
      OP
      Usually I am able to spot red flags quickly. Honeymoon period is more of accepting the flaws gleefully. This feels different.

      What could go wrong is coworkers no longer being helpful - a lot of that is up to me, how I manage these relationships. One time though there was hostility when the manager openly favored me.
      Jul 2
  • Facebook / Eng MySpace
    Recruiter spotted
    Jul 2 1
    • Apple py1
      OP
      lol. Your cynicism is adorable!
      Jul 2
  • ADP / Eng CilK47
    I’m so happy you’re quirky!
    Jul 2 1
    • Apple py1
      OP
      lol cannot help it!
      Jul 2
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    Just wait until a reorg in year two
    Jul 2 1
    • Apple py1
      OP
      Makes me feel better, once I identify what could go wrong and brace myself for it. Yes re-org could happen.
      Jul 2
  • Amazon ggdhdhjj
    Try to root cause that happiness. Is it money ? Is it work ? Is it prestige ? Is it campus ? Identify ONE factor
    Jul 2 2
    • Apple py1
      OP
      It’s a healthy and fun workplace. I don’t have family here, and rely on the workplace for fulfillment (trying to change this). It could also be that I am more grateful than ever - I was let go for reasons that are still a mystery, got the call literally when I was gowned and waiting for a mammogram. Turned out to be cancer a couple of days later. After 6 weeks and two surgeries I joined this gig.
      Jul 2
    • Amazon ggdhdhjj
      Sorry to bear that. I think that’s the reason for feeling great. Coz you came out of a problem and landed into good workplace
      Jul 2
  • Valassis / Mgmt
    GNu002

    Valassis Mgmt

    PRE
    Microsoft
    GNu002more
    Nothing, no matter how good or bad, lasts forever.

    Reflect on why you feel this way before the feeling fades. When you inevitably have a rough patch use that to try and remind yourself why you're there and recenter yourself around that.
    Jul 2 3
    • Apple py1
      OP
      Thank you..
      Jul 2
    • Valassis / Mgmt
      GNu002

      Valassis Mgmt

      PRE
      Microsoft
      GNu002more
      I just saw your other post - what a rollercoaster! I truly wish you the best in this and with your health.
      Jul 2
    • Apple py1
      OP
      Thank you..rollercoaster is the right word, yes..
      Jul 2
  • Discover Financial Services qwerty-/:
    They are helping you since you are new. Give some time .
    Jul 2 2
    • Apple py1
      OP
      I agree, that’s probably it.
      Jul 2
    • Discover Financial Services qwerty-/:
      Your team mates will help you for first few months and will answer all your questions . As soon as you hit that mark the answer from them will simply be “I am not really sure”. You would have to figure out by yourself - manager will no longer be nice and team mates will no longer help you.
      Jul 2
  • New / Eng QTdN03
    I am in a similar situation. Please, nobody wake me up from this dream!
    Jul 2 2
    • Apple py1
      OP
      This has to be a dream isn’t it...feels very surreal. Need a hug/reassurance that it won’t all be downhill from here..
      Jul 2
    • New / Eng QTdN03
      I’m leaving for summer vacation soon, but I’m afraid to leave. I don’t want anything to be different when I come back. For the first time in my life, I feel like I don’t need the vacation.
      Jul 2
  • Apple onepunch
    Apple? Yeah Apple is great as long as u like the team and pay!
    Jul 2 0
  • Amazon / Eng batou
    hi op! glad to hear that. do you mind sharing which org of apple you are at?
    Jul 2 1
    • Apple py1
      OP
      I don’t feel comfortable about that. Sorry...
      Jul 2
  • StubHub ogAq23
    I’m not trying to take away from the good feelings OP, but I will point out that the major release is nearly out the door now (it’s why reviews happen this time of year).
    Jul 2 1
    • Apple py1
      OP
      You are right. It’s going to be stressful soon. The importance of self care in the coming weeks was mentioned in a meeting.
      Jul 2
  • Facebook tHUy26
    The honeymoon stage
    Jul 2 1
    • Apple py1
      OP
      I’m afraid the awakening will be a rude one
      Jul 2
  • Amazon brknHrt
    Don't take anything for granted.
    Jul 2 0
  • Boeing ySWB75
    Same here. Waking up would be a nightmare. Punch intended!
    Jul 2 0
  • Expedia / Eng
    xaRe06

    Expedia Eng

    PRE
    Samsung Electronics
    xaRe06more
    It has happened to me. Enjoy it while it lasts. There are many things that could potentially change your situation.
    Jul 2 0
  • Tableau / Eng TacW56
    Happy to see there are other companies where (some of) the employees feel this way :)
    Jul 2 0
  • Nvidia monolith_
    Is the company you are talking about Apple in this case?
    Jul 2 3
    • Apple py1
      OP
      Yes it is Apple. I moved to a different team recently.
      Jul 2
    • Nvidia monolith_
      Ahh that is good for you! I am starting there soon, wish it is the same!
      Jul 2
    • Apple py1
      OP
      Wish you all the best! :)
      Jul 2
  • Amazon 🚀 💣
    How do we know your struggles
    Jul 2 3
    • Apple py1
      OP
      Some of it is “documented” on Blind. Same username :)
      Jul 2
    • Amazon 🚀 💣
      Usernames are not searchable on blind. FYI
      Jul 2
    • Apple py1
      OP
      Google always to the rescue :)
      Jul 2