11 Most Surprising Things You Learn at Your First Job

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    The true meaning of "business casual."

    Heels are strictly optional!

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    9 to 5 is a myth.

    A 50 hour work week is a bit longer than it sounds.

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    Buying a latte and going out to lunch every day can eat a big chunk of your paycheck.

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    And free coffee machines are a product of heaven.

    Bring on the k-cups!

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    It's sort of nice to shut your computer at the end of the day and be done with work.

    Happy hour is truly a happy hour.

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    Which is why having e-mail on your phone can be a blessing and a curse!

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    Often, "work-life balance" is more like "work, work, more work, and a little-teeny amount of time for some life on the weekends."

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    You still have no idea what you want to be when you grow up.

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    Networking is the name of the game.

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    Speaking of which, colleagues can turn into great friends! But also maybe not the first person you tell about your drunken weekend escapades.

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    Work can be sort of fun!

    And you actually learn a ton of educational and life information that you can't get in school.

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