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May. 7th, 2004

I went to the Right Management Career Assessment and Career Map workshops yesterday. I still don't think these
workshops are the best use of my time. For example, one of the things they had us do was to draw pictures of
what we thought was an ideal situation. (I drew one of me giving a presentation.) We split into teams of four or
five and combined our pictures into one big picture that was supposed to give us ideas about how we planned to
get to our ideal situation. I just don't think this sort of thing is really helping me much. It also reminded
me of that "teamwork" seminar that AV had a long time ago at Rickey's Hyatt (the one where we filled balloons with
helium, attached a small motor to them, and raced them across the room). It was (and is) my opinion that the time
would have been much better spent fixing things that were wrong with AV, rather than wasting time blowing up balloons.
(BTW, Rickey's Hyatt is closing due to a lack of business. It will be torn down and condos will be built.)

Anyway, towards the last couple of hours, I started feeling tired (depressed?). A trip down the street to
Barnes&Noble didn't pick me up. Neither did a Mets extra-inning victory nor dinner, so I decided to go to bed
for a couple of hours. I woke up around midnight, practiced a bit of piano, then went back to sleep. So perhaps
I'm not quite recovered from burnout.

At least I had a pleasant surprise at the workshop: Anne from the NOC and Barbara, our mighty admin, were also in
it. Anne is off of her crutches and able to walk a bit.


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May. 7th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
But fixing the things that were wrong with AV would have required being proactive which, I have the impression, would have caused certain layers of the company hierarchy to implode.

Er, not that I'm bitter. :)
May. 9th, 2004 05:51 am (UTC)
I went to right management after my laidoff too. We had to learn to do a 5 minute speech for introduction and go to their website and learn about the process of interview and the questions to ask. It seems everytime for a new job hunt, I have to reevaluate what I currently want now and how I've grown and how my views change and how to apply my new experiences to answer those questions. I guess soul searching, but I didn't like doing that in front of everyone. I'm more private, so I just did the surveys and read up on my own, instead of discussing with strangers. But its good to discuss with others you feel comfortable to have them as a sound off board to listen to your thoughts.
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