Because I am a lucky, lucky girl, I have a staff development review for work on Tuesday. The main purpose of this review is to look forward into the next year, agree a set of objectives with my manager, plan any training that might be necessary, and discuss how the goals and achievements for the coming year will help with overall career progression. Of course, when my SDR was first mooted, I agreed happily, blithely assuming that it didn't matter what I said yes to because I wouldn't be here when the time came. (Boy do I have a growing list of things that I said yes to for the same reason, and am now regretting). But suddenly, it's tomorrow and I'm still sitting in the same chair staring out the same window and I guess I'm going to have to do it after all.
I did, briefly, try to get out of it by saying that my main goal this year was to leave, and that there mightn't be very much point reviewing me. That didn't go over as well as I had hoped, and so in the end I had to come up with a list of points for the discussion at the meeting. Here's my honest set of goals:
- Adopt a baby
- Bring home baby
- Play with baby
- Sing to baby
- Spend time with baby
- Learn to tie baby into sling
- Expected to largely be ad-hoc, self-directed learning, largely from the moby wrap instruction manual.
How will goals be monitored?
- At end of year, will inspect house to determine whether a baby lives there. If yes, major goals have been achieved.
Bah. Something tells me they're not going to buy it.