Friday, September 26, 2008

You saying I’m boring?

My manager has given her feedback on my ‘personal development review’ form. At one point, she says this:

Tom tackles seemingly tedious and mundane tasks with surprising enthusiasm.

Hmm. Not sure if that’s a good thing… Anyway, filling in that damn form was an undeniably tedious and mundane task, which I tackled with a distinct lack of enthusiasm.

Or maybe I just hide my contempt well.


Anonymous said...

Does she know you blog?

Tom Freeman said...

No. I bloody hope not anyway.

May I just note, apropos of nothing, that I write all my blog posts in my free time; the fact that some of them are posted during office hours simply reflects my desire to put them up when more people are online.

Anonymous said...

That's a baddie, because it doesn't evaluate the RESULTS of your effort. It's like getting "Tries hard" on your school report.

Believe me, 'cos I spent a couple of decades in management :-(