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Friday, March 10, 2006

It's appraisal time at work. This was the first time I've ever been in a position to do these for my employees, & I never thought that I would enjoy telling people what they do right & what they do wrong, but I was pleasantly surprised at the whole experience. Maybe it's because I have an excellent staff, & would consider all of them friends. This doesn't mean, however, that everything they do is perfect, & I'd be quite irresponsible to praise them without explaining what they could do better. Obviously, nobody likes to hear about things they don't do so well & I dreaded those parts of the appraisals more than anything. However, this turned out to be the most rewarding part of the experience, & I think I got my points across without hurting anybody's feelings. It's fun to get people on board to improve themselves, & it seemed like a positive experience for everybody, at least I hope so. Each time, each employee walked out of the offices with smiles on their faces.

My turn was this afternoon. I walked out of my boss'es office with a smile on my face, too.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Seeing Other People-Belle & Sebastian, If You're Feeling Sinister

I am now officially a Belle & Sebastian fan. Thanks Dan. The latest album is next.

Modern World-Wolf Parade, Apologies to the Queen Mary

"I'm not in love with the modern world, it just brings me down." Amen.

I Threw it All Away-Bob Dylan, Mohegan Sun Arena, November 20, 2001

An excellent concert.

Oh Well-Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine

One of the three finest albums of 2005, in my not so humble opinion.

When I Ran Off & Left Her-Vic Chesnutt, Drunk

What a strange little man Vic Chesnutt is. Strange little men usually make the best songwriters, though.

Happy Friday, friends...



Heidi said...

Cool, you got a blog! I like the title! Mom says you need to go into your comments section and select it so that anonymous people can comment on your blog... Or she could just get one?

Joyce said...

Yes, Or she could just get one. Andrew, welcome to my daily routine. This is a happy day.

Anonymous said...

Welcome! This is so much fun; another blog to be part of the day! And yes, all in favor of Pam getting her own blog...looks like it's unanimous. :)

Pam said...

Okay! Okay! I've finally done it--now I need a blogging tutor! Andy I'm glad your appraisals went well!

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