Last week, I had my performance review at work. It went extremely well and I got some good ratings from my manager. It felt kind of strange to be sitting in a review considering the last time I’d been evaluated on my work was er, um..2008?? But when you’ve been laid off and working contract, that’s kind of how it goes.
I have my husband to thank for my good performance review. Yes, I did the work, but it was him who fussed at me about getting to work timely because prior to getting married, I wasn’t always the most timely of persons to the job and I have been dinged about it from supervisors past. I have my husband to thank because I’ve had the chance to observe his strong work ethic and how he embraces new challenges and is willing to be a resource to his co-workers (and just about anyone else who may ask including our nail lady..LOL!) and I have learned from him ways to be a better employee. And it seems that those little habits have rubbed off and helped me.
I think that getting married has helped me to get more motivated and more focused. Not saying that I wasn’t before, but I have to admit that in my 20s and into my early 30s I moved from job to job, in search of a higher paycheck or when I got bored with the work or when I got tired of dealing with the manager. In hindsight, some of my career decisions have been rather short-sighted, but such is the folly of youth. 🙂
Now that I have another person to consider in my thought process and another person that depends on me, I find myself wanting to do my very best at my job, not just for me, but for us. I often felt somewhat adrift in my career path. I mean sure I was getting good jobs and making some decent money, but being married has definitely caused me to think more in-depth about where I want to go in the next 5, 10, 15 years career wise.
So thank you dear husband for fussing,
lecturing, and providing guidance, even when I had a slight attitude was a bit unreceptive to you. My success is OUR success. I am glad to be on the team! 🙂