Thursday, April 14, 2011
News on the project is that the appropriation request (which is what is used by our company for all expenditure) has been signed by the company directors and final sign off is expected at the 2nd May Board meeting, which ironically will be the first day back at work following our relaxing break. Good timing I say.
We are quietly optimistic being that we are at the money sign off stage. A project generally doesn’t get to this stage unless they are planning to go ahead so fingers and toes crossed because there are a lot of people waiting for a decision to be made. It secures my employment for the next four years (not that this has overly concerned me – because should the project not get underway they have discussed moving me to another role) but this project will provide an amazing new set of experiences and education for me.
I got a verbal blasting from a co-worker today at work which left me feeling rather uncomfortable. I’d followed the correct process (I’d asked what the process for a certain task was when I first started) but is it the right process if some people don’t know about it or choose to ignore it?
The person’s reaction was totally uncalled for and subsequently his Manager is going to speak to him about it. The way he reacted left him looking like a fool but it didn’t change the way it made me feel and it highlights how such small and minor things can get blown out of proportion so easily and cause massive rifts in work relationships.
How to handle stress……….
… Picture yourself near a stream.
There now…….feel better?
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. ~ Etty Hillesum
Posted by Fiona Biedermann