Wednesday, March 15, 2006

La Redención

So the past week and a half has been about 473 times better at work than the previous 4 months. I now have a supervisor who treats people fairly, with respect, and asks for my opinion. I am working on projects that involve 2 of my favorite things in the world: Fashion and social justice.

Although I haven't had a whole lot of energy in the morning as I'm adjusting to the vegan diet, I do have a better handle on what I'm doing from the get go with this rotation.

It seems that my job is taking a turn for the better, even if I am always on a steep learning curve. I am having to learn hard lessons all the time, but I feel that I am on a fast forward boot camp for budding young future VPs.

I am having to be careful of what I say, who I say it to, and how I say it...which I might add is an art in itself. I don't inherently think in terms of hierarchy (in this sense) so it didn't come naturally for me to assume that I shouldn't address higher ups unless they initiate contact with me. I was taught by my mother that I was always as smart as others if not smarter...I came to realize later in life this wasn't always true....but I never thought it wasn't ok to ask questions or assume that I didn't have anything valuable to add to a conversation.

I am having to come to terms with the fact that they want me to shut up but I won't get promoted if I do. Tempering just how far I can go without getting fired or blacklisted is quite the challenge at this point in my career.

Until later.... -TT


Joke said...

Ay, digas nada. ;-)


Tremenda Trigueña said...

You're one of them, aren't you?! ;) Bueno, el área en que estoy ahora no es tan tenso como el otro. I actually feel like I have some knowledge and experience to contribute as opposed to being the idiot who sits there with a blank look on her face. (Which is why now, I have learned to periodically change the look on my face to make other people think I am truly engaged)

Joke said...

Well, if you must, do what I do: say what you want to say in the form of a question. (At B-school this was called "playing Jeopardy")


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