I am starting a new job with a probation period. What I wanted to know was: Should I be more accommodating than usual during my probation period or should I try to work as if I'm not on the probation period?
What I mean by this is: let's say that the employer asks me to work a couple of hours overtime multiple times during my probation period. If I was super accommodating, I could accept all of their requests. However, I could accept their first request, but decline their subsequent requests, as I don't really want to work at a job where there's overtimes more frequent than once every 3-6 months.
I think a good way to go about this is to set boundaries early (even if that means being fired during the probation period) than to establish a behavioral pattern where the employer thinks you're OK with whatever bothers you, but you endured it just to pass the probation period. In other words, I'm erring on the side of doing the job the best I can, but not putting in any extra time or effort. In other words, working as if I had already passed the probation period.