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29 May 2014 @ 08:30 pm
More work-related nerves  
Tomorrow I have my probation review with the head of operations at work. Even though I was granted my DLA recently I'm still nervous about this - operations is all about productivity, and I know I'm slow. In one part of the job I'm an absolute flash and can get through up to 25 files per day, where the expected productivity is 20, but in the assess-and-approve stakes I'm still snail pace. I know I'll come up to speed as I get my rhythm going, and I'm sure they'll give me time to do so, but it's still a bit of a worry. Ah well, going out for dinner tomorrow night so I'll either be celebrating, or drowning my sorrows.

Part of my job entails reading the tax returns and financials for self employed people and companies, and due to the location of the branches I've worked in they've mostly been for tradespeople or services. Had one yesterday that made me smile - a sheep farmer's balance sheet, on the assets side, had a column for Natural Increase. I don't know why but that really gave me a good feeling.
Current Mood: nervousnervous
Merlin Pendragon: CH - Friendsmrlnpndrgn on May 29th, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
What's DLA?

And I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you (though I'm sure everything will go well)...

miwahni: Pros Never far awaymiwahni on May 31st, 2014 03:56 am (UTC)
DLA is Delegated Lending Authority ie the authority to approve loans on behalf of the company I work for. So it's a pretty big thing. And all went well - thanks! I'm through probation!
Merlin Pendragon: Images du Quebecmrlnpndrgn on May 31st, 2014 01:52 pm (UTC)
I read that entry! Memory is going :-(

Congratulations on surviving probation :-)
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] HUGS C'MEREdraycevixen on May 29th, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC)

I'm sure you'll be celebrating. ♥
miwahni: Pros Never far awaymiwahni on May 31st, 2014 03:57 am (UTC)
I was! I did! Feeling a bit foggy today though :-(
ali15son: pic#122902097ali15son on May 29th, 2014 06:26 pm (UTC)
I honestly think you've got nothing to worry about , put a big bodie smile on your face and everything will be fine xx
miwahni: Pros Bodie smugmiwahni on May 31st, 2014 03:57 am (UTC)
It went well, thanks - I've passed probation! *\o/* Must have been the Bodie smile that did it.
ali15son: pic#123398183ali15son on May 31st, 2014 07:31 am (UTC)
See I knew it would work .
moonlightmead on May 29th, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
I am pretty sure I said last time that it always seems to be the most competent people I know who are the most unsure about their abilities. (The real disasters, of course, go blithely on, leaving chaos in their wake!) So I hope that it works both ways, and that your uncertainty means you're doing well :)

Natural increase, how lovely!
miwahni: Pros Never far awaymiwahni on May 31st, 2014 03:59 am (UTC)
I think you might be onto something... I do believe I'm my own harshest critic.

Natural increase had me thinking of all those little lambs, so sweet! Made me smile, at any rate.
Newsy: Trailbreakernewsy891 on May 30th, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Reviews are terrifying. I'm sorry you have to face it. The thing about reviews is, you can take the opportunity to speak up for what you need - if there is something they can be doing to support you better in getting to where they want you to be, tell them.

(And to calm yourself, think about those adorable little natural increases)
miwahni: Pros Never far awaymiwahni on May 31st, 2014 04:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! It all turned out well - and I was given a development plan to take away and think about, in case I could see some areas I'd like more training or upskilling in. They're a pretty good mob to work for, really.

Sheep! Well, lambs really, and lovely to contemplate.