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Re: Depression, meds, working, supervisor jerrympls jerrympls

Posted by noa on April 22, 2003, at 8:31:40

In reply to Re: Depression, meds, working, supervisor jerrympls, posted by jerrympls on April 21, 2003, at 20:59:02

Jerry, sometimes I feel like I am a "behind the scenes" person, too. I have learned that it is important to let people know what you've accomplished from time to time. I'm not great at it yet, but working on it. So, for example, once or twice in recent months, I dashed off an email to the supervisors saying I've met a deadline or goal, or something ("just wanted to keep you up to date on where I am with this" or " I'm happy to report that I have completed..."). This is something I learned from the advice of an older and wiser co-worker, because we don't get recognition of what we are doing well, but we sure get noticed when something either goes wrong or is perceived to be going wrong or a complaint comes in (valid or not valid).

Since the other issue is staying in the loop, maybe you can do a group email once a week letting people know what you have been working on and also stating your understanding of where things are with what they're doing that affects you, and asking them to confirm or clarify, or just asking for an update from them. Friendly tone and all.

If you initiate something like this, I would meet with the supervisor to discuss with them the plans, because it shows initiative, and that you are committed to making the arrangement work well.


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