By soconfused - 03/03/2015 10:15 - United Kingdom - Belfast
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Don't worry. Some jobs require more learning than others. You'll get the hang of it if you keep trying.
It has nothing to do with "life" . She may be working with a program she never used before, or confused about how the organization works. There are tons of unknowns here. Experience with adequate training should do it, but she should have asked after a few days , not a month.
My previous job just let me sit there and read useless manuals for the first three months before letting me do anything. My current job gave me a week to learn some stuff via websites and after that they started showing me what to do. 5 months on and still got loads more to learn.
It all depends on the situation. She could've been hired for an apprenticeship sort of position. But at the same time, if she's having issues, especially if she's on her own now, she needs to ask someone sooner than later. You don't want to get thrown into something at work if your employer thinks you're a pro and You still don't understand. No shame in asking questions.
I don't know if this is a reflection of a lack of motivation on your part, or a lackluster company where sub par work is acceptable.
It is normal to truly have no idea what you're doing for a while at a job. I am in my first job out of college and it took me at least 3 months before I really felt comfortable. Obviously you've never worked a complicated job alongside people who have been doing it for 30+ years. It doesn't mean OP doesn't have motivation or is turning in sub par work. The first month should be training anyway.
at my job we have a 6-month probation period and due to how complex the protocols are and how non-user friendly the systems are, it was 4 months before i had a solid idea of what i was doing, and now at 8 months I'm getting good reviews but still have to guess and figure things out by trial and error. The OP could potentially just be in a similar situation.