Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Performance Review

It went well!

My manager thinks that I will be ready for a promotion very soon. I am excited to be taking on more responsibility, learning new things and earning more money.

I've been working for a year and a half now. I feel very thankful for still having a job during these tough economic times, and having a job that I look forward to.

Talking to my manager about my future, I start to feel more like a career woman. I no longer feel like a student, and I am thinking more long terms towards what I would like to be doing. It's both an exciting feeling, and a bit overwhelming.

It's funny, when I was little, my parents always were very strict with me regarding my studies. They didn't want me to struggle financially, as they have. Never would I have imagined that this career stuff would be more of a journey, than simply a destination.

True, I graduated from engineering school, and started working as an engineer. However, the work doesn't stop there. And I feel that path is still not chosen, yet. Having got a college education, I feel has been the major step in opening up many doors to career opportunities.

This is just the beginning, and I am so thankful that my parents were such great role models and guided me on the right path.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the positive performance review!
What job/industry do you work in?

I feel the same way about my parents. I'm glad they impressed upon me the fact that no matter what I want to do, I have to do it well. Since I never made up my mind on what I wanted to do, I ended up opening up a lot of opportunities for myself. It's great to have good role models.

Des said...

Thanks Sassy Girl. I'm a civil engineer and work in the building consulting industry. Role models are so important for young people. I'm so glad you had some good ones, too!