So, started my new job yesterday and everything went really well. Came home walking on air and thinking "Yes!! At last back into employment and a steady regular wage. Something to get out of bed for" The first day of the training yesterday was really good and I enjoyed it.
Today however, we were put into our groups of who we are going to be working with. My group is a group of 8 including myself. The others all know one and another and spent all day chatting and laughing amongst themselves and don't get me wrong I did try and join in but I felt really out of place. They are all aged between 18 and 23. The youngest of the group is 18 and the oldest of "their" group is 23. I however I the VERY oldest at 51 and although I have been told on numerous occasions I dont look my age, I feel it amongst these youngsters. They are picking everything up really quickly and I feel like bloody "E OR" the donkey from Winnie the Pooh next to them. I have nothing in common with them and dont know half of what they are talking about. The training has to go on for another 5 weeks after this week and then we will all be moved to the actual room where we will be working with yet more people. I have spotted a number of older people floating about the place and am hoping that I will eventually be put with people more my own age.
My friend said if they thought my age was going to be a problem, then they would never have employed me!....
Just feel so out of place in this group but I know I have to stick it out. I just feel so stupid and ... well, old!!
AM I being stupid...???. (I have never felt like this before and I feel as though it is affecting the little confidence I already have - this was supposed to be a whole new start for me...).