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My dean, my department head and me

have met today for an important bureaucratic rite: periodic evaluation of my job performance from all angles possible. This is a must for all employees of all Dutch universities. I wished my job performance was spherically-symmetric, that is, I’d look equally good from any angle. This is not so, and one of the working tasks of my supervisors is to find the least favourable angle. So for me such meetings are always like going to a dental check (with firm knowledge that there is something better not checked). I’m afraid I was emmiting the mood, and was making the discussion equally unpleasant for all three sides.

After all, it did not go as bad as I imagined. I received several useful (I mean, really usefull) advises and made several appoitments (wish all have been pleasant) but my severe incompetence, although partially revealed, has not yet lead to organizational consequences.

So I was able to sincerely thank the gentelmen in the end of the meeting.

 

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Excellent list! I’ve learned more from this forum in about 2 days than I have at any other forum community.

Dear Yuli,
good to hear that the tooth control was ok. I am happy that it did not go so bad. I must say that I liked it as well. As a dean it is fine to meet interesting people and to talk about science and how we all can perform a bit better.
CY,
Raoul

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