Monday, May 01, 2006

Paradise Lost

Annual appraisal over.

Over the past one week, I have learnt that:

I do not seek solutions proactively
When I get stuck with a problem I ask for help!

I am irresponsible, because I do not claim ownership of mission critical tasks.
I usually prefer to go home rather than spend all night doing something that I know needs a fresh mind and eight hours of sound sleep

I have been branded as lazy because I do not seem to take interest in innovation and problem solving activities with the adequate amount of enthusiasm.
When there’s nothing to do, I blog and google

My communication skills will do for the moment (read: I talk too much) but I must hone them so that in the future I can handle external and internal communication more effectively (read: I must learn to talk a lot, but say little)

Additionally, I do not baseline any strategies while approaching a resolution of a defect, so I am not much of a planner.
Okay okay, I admit. As a result of inadequate planning, I did not prepare a progress report of my activities. I just went ahead and finished it; well before the deadline

I am okay at the documentation part of business
Looks like somebody from the enemy team read my blog and was thankful that I do not put that stuff in my reports

My idle time is not utilized appropriately
If I did something why would it be called idle time???

And I must make it a practice to share and transfer knowledge with seniors, juniors and peers.
What??? Make them realize that I know nothing????????


zoxcleb said...

that actually sounds like a typical appraisal...

love ur interpretations...

Aparna.G said...

hehe... zehr gut! cest formidable!!

stiletto said...

tsk! tsk! with appraisals over, you are now back to wasting time like usual? ;) Lol!

And don't worry, it can get much worse...maybe i will blog about it some day...

PS: Why don't you blog about your seniors some day and how nice they are? *hint* *hint*

dillip said...

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule.

Nalin Ladiwala said...

its time to quit tcs. nals

Musafir said...

looks like a defenite case of ITosis a.k.a 'knowledge worker syndrome'... :D: D

nice writing sytle....

The Reprobate said...

hey hey hey someone is steling my (already low)TRP's
goood post

Treefrog in a salad said...

lol...hilarious post, loved reading it :)

Akash said...

Long time. no post. did you again fall on wet floor, or from bed or aeroplane or much worse Mt. Everest? very worried.

Anwesha Chatterjee said...

@Zoxcleb: How did yours go? Its in moments like this, that we victims must unite.

@Aparna: You in Mumbai now? How is it going?

@Stiletto: Precisely. Now they have done what I always feared (a bad appraisal) why pretend to be a good girl and slog?

@Dilp: Man, you too got appraised badly? The effect shows in your comment.

@Nals: Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....

@Musafir: Yeah. I think i should go into hiding after every annual appraisal. No ghar hain , naa thikana.

@Reprobate: Don't worry. You don't hafto to suffer this way very long, if you remain focussed on your goal.

@Treefrog: Wrote this with a stone in my heart. Had to stop the abuse from flowing freely.

@Akash: Worse still...fell from grace. Takes a long time to pick oneself up from it. The scars are still there.

Akash said...

Nice to see you back. We all missed you.
why pretend to be a good girl and slog?
Now it's time to be a bad babe and blog (if the alliteration is distastefully disagreeable, … dammit).
As to your appraisers, forgive them for they know not …

Anwesha Chatterjee said...

@Akash: rather neat of you to say that! thank you thank you.