Workplace Reputations


#21

Never really had a bad appraisal at work tbh. Every one I’ve had yielded similar comments - laid back, calm and does techy things that no one else understands (love google).


#22

I once got an appraisal comment ‘your personality impacts other members of the team’ the world has little tolerance for quiet people


#23

My reputation’s sky high here. Recently our Executive Group did an attitudes survey internally about which teams are perceived to be high performing and which are perceived to be failing. The team I manage came top out of our entire Directorate so… yeah basically untouchable.

This is mostly because everyone else is seethingly incompetent though not because I’m brilliant.


#24

Used to be angry young man, but one who proved useful.

Then they figured I used excel to make my job 1000 times easier and now they treat me like I’m a sorceror oracle and have me doing ridiculously important things. Me and the only two people who know I’m an idiot regularly laugh about the ridiculousness of it.


#25

I’m seen as very hardworking but probably a push over. Really rubbish at delegating.
I get really internally angry at people who doss about and don’t work hard but then I try to remember that you don’t have to break your back to do a good job.


#26

it is so weird how little excel ability people have, my first job after uni I realised my rudimentary excel skills made people think I was some kind of computer hotshot, I assumed it would be temporary as younger people filtered through who would of done it a lot more at school it would just be standard, but all these years later the situation is exactly the same, a little bit of knowledge that can be googled in seconds seems to really impress people. I do a lot of stuff in tableau and its the same, people think it is really complicated but it is literally just drag and drop.


#27

the what now


#28

the derek bird killing spree


#29

#30

I have a similar experience. Moved from being in a really busy environment to a really quiet environment and the boss was amazed at how quickly I did things.

Slowed down a shit ton since then and would find it hard to go back, but my reputation is still there :stuck_out_tongue:


#31

the derek bird killing spree


#32

exactly this, except my previous role meant i had to know a little bit about loads of different things, so now i chip in stuff that my manager (whos been here for 10 years but in the same dept) has no idea about and hes like omg u so wise


#33

Tableau is probably the sexiest thing in the world, and as you say, drag and drop.

Hah, also, I was in Cumbria at the time of the Derek Bird killings, FYI


#34

One of the questions in our pub quiz on Sunday night was where did Derrick Bird do his murdering.

@andyvine would have been no help whatsoever. I wasn’t much use to be honest, I knew it was near Carlisle but that was it.


#35

Always late, always eating at my desk, spell everyone’s name wrong in birthday cards. But I do have good annecdotes (I think) and always share my food


#36

sorry to let you down, i was hoping @ttf was going to tell us a story about one of his colleagues (derek) killing lots of birds


#37

I once tried to start the nickname “Big Dog” being used for me in the office but it only caught on with one person so it was just a bit wierd.


#38

All very admirable qualities.


#39

People love me on a professional basis and think I work super hard and do well.

But personally, they think i’m a depressed, miserable cow. I’m not but they like to pretend anything I say is me being depressing.
Also someone keeps saying i’m a hipster. I’m very much not a hipster.


#40

silver fox