Wednesday, 20 May 2009

2nd year review


Having been on the receiving end of almost continuous criticism of my work, in my annual review yesterday, I am now at a bit of a loss as to what to do next.

Although I was expecting a bit of a grilling, I hadn't realised quite how much my proposals would get attacked. Although some of the comments were based upon my having not explained certain things properly (for example stressing that the factors I break creativity down into must be more clearly defined than creativity itself, otherwise how do you measure those factors and what benefit is there for that factor being included?), other comments were far more fundamental, questioning my entire approach.

I've gone from having a very clear idea of what I'm doing and why, and a real focus and motivation, to feeling quite lost again. Now I want to arrange a meeting with my supervisors sooner rather than later, as at this stage I wanted to be really getting on with practical work rather than still questioning what exactly I'm doing.

I guess watch this space?


  1. So sorry to hear you are feeling 'mauled'. Do hope you can get your head straight with your supervisor and you can find some positives out of what sounds a pretty gruelling experience.

    It may be that getting some space between yourself and the meeting will help to put everything into perspective. In the meantime, if you want a coffee any time...

  2. Hey, same as Lizit, if you want a coffee to talk things through or whatever, I'm here :-)

    It will all be worth it in the end!


  3. ah thank you both, and yes coffees would be great :)

    Got a meeting with my supervisor this afternoon, to try and straighten my work plan out a bit again.

  4. Hi Anna!

    Sorry to hear about that. So, how was meeting with supervisors? Are you better now?