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"It's my first time up!"
"We had originally planned to bring you along slowly, harper, but instead we're going to fire you."
Tags:fired, rookie, rookies, career ladder, career ladders, firing, getting fired, canned, can, canning, getting canned, getting the sack, sacking, newbie, newbies, incompetence, incompetent, sacked, laid off, laid-off, lay off, starting out, lay-off, lay offs, career ladder, the career ladder, shock, shocks, unfair, unfairness, lay-offs, redundancy, made redundant, redundancies, downsizing, unemployed, unemployment
My First Boat
Tags:capsize, capsizes, capsizing, pilot, pilots, new boat, boats, boat, boats, ship, ships, seafarer, seafarers, seafaring, yacht, yachts, personal yacht, personal yachts, newbie, newbies, new, learn, learns, learning, incompetent, incompetence, safety, sign, signs, excuse, excuses, skill, skills, skill level, skill levels, learn, learns, learning
"Was that your first foray into politics?"
Tags:foray, forays, politics, newbie, newbies, naive, naivete, naivety, depose, deposes, deposing, moonlight, moonlights, moonlighting, politician, politicians, political leader, political leaders, 800 pound gorilla, 800 lb gorillas, leader, leaders, leading, cutthroat, cutthroat business, cutthroat world, inexperience, inexperienced, dog-eat-dog, dog-eat-dog world
Tags:old west, wild west, western, westerns, mid-west, midwest, cowboy, cowboys, animal, animals, cow, cows, cattle, horse, horses, livestock, cattle drive, cattle drives, herding cattle, ranch, ranches, rancher, ranchers, ranger, rangers, yippee, yahoo, shouting, newb, newbs, newbie, newbies, new guy, new guys, newcomer, newcomers, fitting in, jargon, lingo, slang
"For someone who's supposed to be omniscient, I've noticed he calls all the new guys 'buddy.'"
"Firkins, when you're done with those photocopies, remove the new guy from his packaging, will you?"
Tags:employee, employees, employer, employers, hr, human resources, personnel, new job, new jobs, newbie, newbies, doll, dolls, toy, toys, package, packages, packaging, office job, office jobs, office worker, office workers, hr management, hr manager, hr managers, corporate culture, office drone, office drones
"Welcome to orientation."
Tags:welcome, orientation, job orientation, workplace orientation, new job, new jobs, new starter, new starters, welcome day, welcome days, induction, inductions, new hire, new hires, newby, newbies, visual pun, visual puns, pun, puns, play on words, wordplay, ange, angles, direction, directions, at an angle, slant, slanted
"Maybe I don't like stunning debuts."
Tags:debut, debuts, open, opens, opening, play, plays, theatre, theatres, opening night, opening nights, curmudgeon, curmudgeons, gripe, gripes, griping, complain, complains, complaint, complaints, complaining, whine, whines, whining, whiner, whiners, critic, critics, critique, critiques, critical acclaim, acclaim, newbie, newbies, novelist, novelists, author, authors, writer, writers, literary critic, literary critics
"Watch ya back. Hotshot coming through!"
"I have to go through a six month probationary period before getting full cubicle privileges."
'Poor work habits can be contagious, so we usually quarantine our new employees for a period of observation.'
First Day in New York
Tags:nyc, ny, new york, new york city, new yorkers, subway, the subway, new york subway, taxi, taxis, cab, cabs, calling a taxi, hailing a taxi, calling a cab, call a cab, hail a taxi, new, new people, newbie, newbies, outsider, outsiders, underground train, underground trains, first day, first days, rookie, rookies
'Fine. And you?'
Tags:sport, sports, season, seasons, seasonal, winter, wintertime, winter sports, ski, skis, skiing, skier, skiers, snow, accident, accidents, ski pole, ski poles, leisure, hobby, hobbies, stuck, trapped, ball, snowball, snowballs, beginner, beginners, newbie, newbies, learning to ski, incompetent, incompetents, incompetence
'It's just a temporary title until the staff gets to know you.'
"What do four ones beat?"
Tags:poker, pokers, poker player, poker players, newbie, newbies, beginner, beginners, beginner's luck, luck, lucky, luck out, lucked out, lucking out, four of a kid, poker hand, poker hands, inexperience, inexperienced, bluff, bluffs, bluffing, bet, bets, betting, gamble, gambles, gambling, gambler, gamblers, game of chance, games of chance, faux pas, ace, aces, ace in the hole
The Ultimate Beginner's Board
Tags:beginner's board, beginner's boards, surfer, surfers, surfing, surf, surfs, learn, learns, learning, learner, learners, water bottle, water bottles, teach, teaches, teaching, teacher, teachers, instructor, instructors, instructing, beginner, beginners, beginning, newbie, newbies, training wheel, training wheels
'You're the new cleaner, aren't you?.'
'You can always spot the new employees.'
"I hope we last long enough to get a turn at despising some new people ourselves."
Tags:community, communities, hypocrite, hypocrites, unwelcome, unwelcoming, change, ageing, getting old, getting older, second home, second homes, holiday home, holiday homes, neighbourhood, neighbourhoods, neighborhood, neighborhoods, new people, new resident, new residents, newcomer, newcomers, newbie, newbies, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, bad neighbour, bad neighbours, bad neighbor, bad neighbors
"New around here?"
"First thing, Toby—just bend your knees a little and get rid of the cigarette."
Tags:sport, sports, skiing, skier, skiers, ski, skis, ski resort, ski resorts, learning to ski, ski hill, ski hills, mountain, mountains, ski slope, ski slopes, kid, kids, child, children, son, sons, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, instructor, instructors, teaching, lesson, lessons, winter sports, newbie, newbies, beginner, beginners, smoking, smoker, smokers, bad habit, bad habits, unhealthy, health, tobacco, nicotine, underage smoking, advice, advising
"We're not supposed to talk to him until he's completed his corporate survival training."