I am alive…

Just, you know, in case you were wondering. The evil cold of doom is still lurking, meaning my throat is killing, food tastes like ash and every muscle in my body aches, but I haven’t succumbed to the chaise longue of death just yet. (If you don’t understand that last comment you’re clearly one of those unenlightened souls who hasn’t discovered Katyboo yet. This is something that needs to be remedied. Click on the link now. I shall wait. My blog isn’t going anywhere, promise).

So I had my first Spanish lesson last night. It was fun! The three hours went by remarkably fast. Hmm, that reminds me, must buy the book before next week’s lesson…

The progress meeting was… well, exactly as I expected really. Basically I was told I have all the necessary hard skills (ie. I can translate & proofread well and they’re really pleased with that side of things) but I have no social competence. She actually said that! Well, she said it in German, but it meant that. Ok, maybe social skills would be a better translation (German is Sozialkompetenz) but you knew what I meant. So, I have 2 months to prove that I do have social skills, to become more integrated into the team, to learn to take initiative and say the right thing and convince my superiors that I’m motivated and enthusiastic and want to be an active part of their team. Then I’ll be allowed to stay. If I can’t manage to do all that stuff by the end of January I shall be job hunting again.
Anyone know where I can get a personality transplant?

3 thoughts on “I am alive…

  1. Can’t believe they are still nagging you about that. Maybe they should read your blog then they’d see that you are hugely sociable. Hmm, maybe not actually! So, in lieu of buying books or an expensive transplant here are my handy tips.

    Smile at everyone all the time. (this will also freak them out which is useful)
    Say perky things like ‘I’m nearly done on this so let me know if you need a hand with that’ to people who look harassed and despairing.
    Tidy the stationary cupboard
    Alphabetise the stores in the kitchen

    OK – maybe that isn’t all that helpful after all.

  2. Katy – is it bad that I had to look NLP up to find out what it even is?…

    Welsh Girl – I’m not sure we even have a stationary cupboard 😉
    And God no, the last thing I want is for them to read my blog. They probably wouldn’t even wait til January to tell me to leave then!

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