Friday, September 9

Wonderful and Patient

I had my 90-day evaluation at work today. It’s only been about forty-five, but whose counting?

My supervisor gave me a blank evaluation sheet the other day and told me to fill it out. The only trick is that any exceeds expectation score I gave myself, I also had to write an explanation to exactly how I exceed expectations.

I always hate self-scoring, because I tend to grade myself pretty harshly, but I’m aware of this tendency so I tried to be generous. The first time I went through it, there were only a couple areas that I really would have given myself a high score on although there was nothing that I gave myself a low score on. I really believe that I am doing a good job. So I went back through everything and managed to find some things that were borderline enough to bump my score up on and decently explain.

Tonight, my boss and I got together and he seemed to think I had done a good job with my evaluation and given myself an accurate assessment. Although I noticed he bumped my score up in a few other areas too. He repeated feedback to me that he had gotten from my direct supervisors and told me that they thought I was doing a wonderful job. He told me that he was really glad that he had hired me. When I asked him for something specific to work on he told me to just keep doing what I’m doing and keep asking questions. That was really nice to hear.

Of course, I don’t know if that means they’ll be giving me a raise or be offering me a position on a specific unit anytime soon. I wish I had thought to ask, but I just don’t think of these things until after the fact. I’ll have to make sure I do directly ask him next time I see him. There's a lot more stablity and better benefits once you are on a specific unit full time. I’m really hoping to get an offer before I tell them about the bambino, which I plan to do when I hit ten weeks.

He also called me patient. I’ve never really thought of myself as a patient person before. I know I often don’t feel patient, but I guess that I am pretty patient with the kids, but then there really is no other choice.

I guess that’s enough stroking of my own ego for the day.

On other news my dear cookie monster husband actually left me two of the four remaining chocolate chip cookies! Can you believe that? I’m really quite flabbergasted. The thoughtfulness behind that simple act made eating them even more enjoyable. I'm such a lucky girl.


utenzi said...

...and making your husband's act even more unusual is his bad luck of late. Losing both planes would have sent me into a tailspin (forgive the phrase) that would have DEMANDED cookies!

Congratulations on the excellent feedback, Lora. I've had the impression from your blog that you're very patient--but I don't know how accurate that is. In any case, I'm sure you'll get a position on a specific unit soon. I hope it's on one that you like.

oceanskies79 said...

Oh, allow me to stroke your ego further. I think you have done good work Lora. Well done.

tapestrygirl said...

i am so happy for you babe! and the cookies, one for you, one for baby!!! he is so sweet!

Sue said...

How awful to have to fill in a form like that about yourself!! I can't imagine. Well done for managing it, and also for having obviously made such a very good impression. BTW I'm chuckling over one of the options being 'Exceeds Expectation', it sounds like one of the Harry Potter OWL grades... what were the other possibilities?!

Waterfall said...

This is great news! Has it been 45 days already?? Congrats on a good evaluation!

Anvilcloud said...

I, too, never think of things until well after the fact. It seems that I have to first absorb, and, after that, thoughts may creep into my head. It annoys me to be such a plod at times, but that's the way that it is.

Capybaras United said...

Congratulations on the great review and the cookies! (Crunch crunch.)

colleen said...

Hi Lora,
Between a 9 and a 1, I would guess 9, because 9 can more easily be confused with other numbers, whereas a 1 is pretty obvious (the prefectionist/reformer). I do have a test. It's not foolproof but good and once you get within a range on one or two numbers, you can go from there.

This will sound crazy to anyone reading this!

Enneagram! You'd love it if you knew which number you were and went from there.