Monday, August 11, 2008

It's official: I do not suck!

I had my review today with my boss and - much to my relief - I am not as sucky as I'd worried I might be. I'm a good worker with three primary defects:
  1. I talk too much. This is not a surprise to anyone who knows me in real life. Basically, I go on and on in meetings and need to stop
  2. I volunteer for too many projects and then can't keep my priorities straight on what's most important
  3. I can't tell people bad news/bad feedback to save my life. (As a manager of people, this is a BIG problem)

None of these are news to me and, as I was telling a colleague earlier, #s 1 and 2 are fairly easy to fix: stfu in meetings and don't volunteer for projects. Done. Number 3 is just wicked hard for me and I don't think I'll ever be able to overcome that, so I really need to get off my butt and look for something within the company that doesn't require people supervision.

Anyway, I will get a raise (not a big one) and a bonus (not huge but very nice - enough to buy new couches, TCB!!!) and keep my job, all of which are good things.

Another good thing is that I was able to talk to my husband on the phone this morning. You cannot imagine how nice it is to hear his voice while I'm not falling asleep! He volunteered last night (his time) at the local animal rescue center as a human toy for the cats and kittens staying there - fun, no? He reports that the kittens were launching themselves at him, through the air. I am grateful that our cats at home do not know how to do that because I have a tough enough time getting into the house at night as it is without stepping on all of them.

OK, I arrived at work uncharacteristically early today (7:30 a.m.) and have been on-the-go ever since, so I'm leaving now. I need to write two performance reviews and make the throbbing in my shoulder (bursitis) go away...and I want Mexican food!

2 comments:

kitty said...

I think I would have all the same issues - ESPECIALLY#3!!

I wish you luck in overcoming them =)

and YAY for getting to talk while you're not falling asleep!! =)

purplestar said...

What does it say about me that I love giving bad news/bad feedback to people. Twisted, I'm sure.