Thursday, September 28, 2006
I have to prepare an annual report for work, meaning that I have to brag about myself and describe all the wonderful things I've done over the past year. Explain my productivity, so that the higher ups don't think I've wasted my time just thinking and being all academic all year long. I hate doing this kind of thing, because it involves bragging about myself and self-promotion, which I despise. I would much rather just get into the trenches and put my head down and work my ass off without having to come up for air and explain what it is that I've done. The only people who really need to worry about this kind of thing are the non-workers, and there are plenty of those. Rest assured, I am not one. The problem with this kind of exercise is that you can make yourself look on paper, like you've been very productive, even if you haven't.
I would like to sum it all up in a sentence or two...something along the lines of...Dr. C has acheived great success in research and publications, while at the same time being able to spend quality time with her family, had loads of fun, not gotten to the point that she is so stressd out that she had to take stress leave from said employment, oh, yes, had a baby, cared for her children, played lots of board games, had heaps of fun meeting bloggers and chatting back and forth with them. Gardened, partied, played and ate, mothered and spoused, and don't you worry, employer, she did a shitload of work to boot.
Back to the real thing...as tempting as that is.