I received the first critique of my work performance in the interviewer job recently. My Supervisor politely made me aware that my admin hours are too high, which means that I spend too much time checking and correcting interview forms. So I asked how much time admin is expected to take per workload on average, and she told me:
- How much time they expect me to spend on average per assignment
- How much time she spends (having years of experience)
A clear guideline. I didn’t know before she told me since I never see anyone else’s hour sheets, so I had no benchmark. Therefore I followed my natural inclination to be as thorough and detail-oriented ‘as possible’*. It may have been exacerbated by my great respect for my employer and desire to please them. So now I know, and can adjust my time consumption VS zealousness balance to a viable level.
‘The cost of quality’ by Linda Bourne.
(source: Project Manager.com.au)
My supervisor spent the rest of the conversation giving positive feedback, and overall the conversation left me feeling good but aware that I need to adjust my admin time. So now I am trying to rein in my pedantic tendencies.
Memory flash back
Then I came to think of a comment that confused me several months ago, made by one of the office ladies during the last interviewer assembly. Continue reading