I got my yearly review at work.  Simply put, it was stellar.  I am very fortunate to work in a place that values my abilities and respects me as a person.  I have a great working relationship with both my boss and those in my department.  It has been almost 5 years, the longest I have ever been with a company and I expect to retire here barring anything catastrophic.

This is not to say I’m perfect and have nothing to work on.  It was pointed out that I get irritated at being interrupted when I am in the middle of a project or under a deadline pressure and I just don’t hide that irritation very well.  The previous controller did not have quite the volume of work that I do, since I was already doing most of it, and she would often with everyone that came in.  I wanted to nip that in the bud, but may have alienated a few people in the process.  Though, in my defense, once I got the girls in my department able to take care of handing out petty cash, they all but stop coming by to see me.

The other thing I have needed to work on was related.  We converted to a new system, largely due to my efforts and it was up to me to set up new procedures for almost everything.  In doing so, I seek the most efficient way, but that is not always the easiest or best for other departments.  I tend to make a few decisions without getting much input.

This also marked the first time I had to evaluate others that work for me.  I’ll admit I was a little nervous, but really there was no reason to be.  The people I work with do a great job; work harmoniously together and with the rest of the company and everyone has nothing but good things to say about them.  In fact, the hardest part was coming up with things that can be improved upon.  I know nothing stays the same, but I really appreciate where things are right now.