With how much effort you put into it, the first day of your first job after graduation should be a much bigger celebration. Your whole childhood had been leading up to that moment. Isn’t that what you were told? That’s why you had to go to school all those years, why you had to study hard, why you had to get good grades and do all those extracurriculars and go to a good college, not to mention grad school. You’d think finally getting the payoff of that hard work would warrant a bigger party. Instead you get a day of mind-numbing orientation and an early bedtime. Maybe you go to lunch. College graduation gets more acknowledgement. That’s like celebrating the last day of practice and then shrugging off the game.