I’m recently finished my PhD and the transition to full time work has been overwhelming. How was the transition for you?

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For me, the transition was difficult. I had just finished a long and intense academic program, and was not used to working full time. I also wasn't used to the corporate world and its culture. It was a lot to adjust to, and it took me some time to find my footing. But eventually, I did find my groove, and now I love my job.

The culture was definitely the hardest thing for me to adjust too as well

Can't say I relate. I was so eager to finally leave academia and start working on big projects and making real money. What's making it so overwhelming for you?

There was a bit of a rough patch as I was trying to land a job, but it never got too bad that I felt pressured or overwhelmed.

I enjoyed the consistency of normal hours and of course, the steady paycheck. However, that feeling of always being observed and having so many people depend on my work took a very long time to get used to.

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