Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I don't want to work today.

I have to respond to feedback on a report my team wrote. I have to decipher these comments, write our response and offer suggestions for how we handle the feedback. It's rather irritating to be honest.

The commenter is supposed to be a professional in the field (I mean they are in title) and their comments fluctuate between self aggrandizing and inflamatory. Very few comments are actually helpful and you wouldn't mind but this person gets paid to do this. Worse than any article review I've ever received.

I have taken over this task for my team because I see it as a challenge. I work in a politically sensitive field and so we have to be very tactfull when we tell people that their feedback is shit. My personality is very blunt and confrontational so it's a nice challenge for me to respond to this feedback. My boss often tells me that she is impressed with my tact, perhaps I should have taken up acting!

In between each comment I am reading a blog post or two (with 400+ new posts in my reader this can keep me busy) to keep my blood pressure below the simmering point.


Shell said...

Being constantly tactful is exhausted. I actually limit the time I spend with hypersensitive individuals because sometimes I just cannot afford to let tact drain all my energy.

Mamabeek said...

Oh Lordie I do not envy you. If I had your snail mail addy I'd ship you an Emmy. LOL!

Psych Post Doc said...

Oh Shell, you are 100% correct. Some of the people I work with everyday are quite sensitive and when I have to spend extended periods of time with them I am completely exhausted.

LOL @ mamabeek! I think I do deserve an award. :)