Thought I’d share with you a few things that are going on in and around my life. First off, I’m still on that temp-to-hire assignment. Am I happy about it? Well, I’m happy that I’m getting paid, if that’s what you’re wondering. I won’t bore you in this post with the details, but I will say it’s probably the most demanding work I’ve ever done in my career. There are lots of things to learn, and the boss is a very hard person to please. But at least they can’t say I’m not trustworthy: I do show up when my shift begins; I stay late if need be; and I do my best to at least try to learn and retain what I’m learning, and ask questions when necessary.
Despite that, I’m quite nervous about my long-term prospects at this company. The person who’s been training me is planning to depart by the end of this month, and most of the responsibilities of this position will fall to me. So, yeah, a lot will be demanded of me, and I’m not sure if I’m quite ready for all of it. [*sound of my throat swallowing a big lump of nervousness*] But if it doesn’t work out… well, who know’s what will happen for me if it doesn’t? But I know I will at least take with me a better sense of what I can do, what I will need to improve on, and a bit of personal pride (as dinged as it might be) that I did my best in a difficult role. Continue reading