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[Feb. 21st, 2007|11:36 pm]
I should post something!



I cooked Indian for dinner last night. I substituted game burger for ground lamb, and it was okay. I think it would have been relatively pedestrian even with lamb. Still, not as complicated as I usually think of Indian being. I should do more of that.

Had a long discussion at lunch today about my experienced with mentoring at work with a guy who's doing a project on it for a class on leadership. (1,2,3... yes! 8 prepositions in that sentence!) I think the whole subject is kind of problematic, because "mentoring" is a very ill-defined term and there are a lot of hurdles to overcome in getting it to happen in an organization. The conclusion I came to is that really, an organization shouldn't focus on mentoring, but should focus on the end results that it generates, and recognize that they can be achieved in a number of different ways.

Personally, I'd much rather have a consultation with a professional from HR who could evaluate my skills and my career path and then give me advice on what to focus on and where to improve to advance my career...

[User Picture]From: k8cre8
2007-02-22 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm in agreement with the others. For the most part, all the HR people I've worked with have been incompetent. The HR person at current job is good at benefits and things, and is the best at HR of all the people I've worked with, but, I probably wouldn't ask for career advice, it's just not her thing.

In fact, as I'm recalling the HR person at ACC who dealt with my worker's comp stuff, I'm stiffling an urge to get really yelly. Ugh. She claimed she couldn't get ahold of me on the phone (she never left a VM, and I was by the phone all the time) and was the brain trust that had her underling send me my own job listing to post before I officially found out I was "laid-off." Anyway.
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