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Day 120

Questions for an Office Genie

I will be having my end-of-year review on Wednesday, where I will sit and discuss how I have or haven't met my goals for 2019. Our Fearless Leader has given us some questions to ponder and answer, so over the weekend I sat with my laptop, glass of wine in hand, and reflected over this year with the company.

What were my contributions? As an admin assistant, there were many - from organizing events, to repairing our refrigerator, to handling technological emergencies. I narrowed it down to my few biggest projects/achievements this year and how they've affected the company.

Did I meet my personal goals for 2019? Yes and no. I've certainly become quicker and more efficient at my job this year, and I learned several new skills, but I realize that I need to improve at asking for help when I begin overthinking a project.

How do I see my role evolving in 2020? What steps will I take? I'm stumped. An admin assistant can't climb up the ladder like most employees, and my role evolves every day depending on our needs. I guess I can say I'm adaptable to whatever the company needs next... Their wish is my command.

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    3 months ago

    It sounds like you're too smart to do this job for more than a few more years; have you thought about moving on?

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  • Otter Otter
    3 months ago

    That's sweet of you to say, Rav. I don't want to be an admin assistant forever, but I need to decide what kind of role I'd prefer so I can prepare. I'm balancing between Paralegal and Technical Writing - I just need to choose. My company matches my retirement contributions 100%, so I've been contributing as much as I can while I'm here. I'll be mostly "vested" in another year and a half, so they can only reclaim 25% of what they've matched at that point. I'm hoping to have decided and have the education I need to make the change by then.

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