It can take a while to get into the rhythm of your new job. Learning your work is the first step you have to undertake, but once you’ve established those parameters, you still have to work on establishing yourself—as a co-worker, as an employee and as an individual.
Too many people are content to fly under the radar. That’s fine as long as you don’t expect to get anywhere. But if you want to be seen as influential, not expendable, if you want people to notice if you miss work, you should not only learn your job, but excel at it. Doing so is how you succeed above and beyond what even you knew was possible.